9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Kasauli
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, trek along Garam Sadak, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

1
night
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vajreshwari Temple, and finally explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamba road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Chamba takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

Getting from Chamba to Manali by car takes about 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kullu online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

1
day
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Kasauli takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then make a trip to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally stroll through Annandale Ground. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Shimla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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