9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, then don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, and finally make a trip to The Mall. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla online sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Kufri ©
Kufri
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Vashisht Baths. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manali attractions planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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