9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shimla trip planner.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In December, Shimla is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Monument Rani Jhansi ©
Monument Rani Jhansi

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Solang Valley and Beas River will get you outdoors. Visit Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall.

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Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas

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