9 days in Hyderabad & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Hyderabad & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Hyderabad & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Hyderabad

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Salar Jung Museum and Golconda Fort. Get some historical perspective at Birla Mandir and Shrine of Our Lady of Health. Take a break from Hyderabad with a short trip to Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple in Secunderabad, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, make a trip to Charminar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Subramanya Swamy Temple, and look for gifts at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hyderabad route planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hyderabad. In December in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

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Secunderabad
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Shimla in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for slightly colder days in Shimla, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get some historical perspective at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib and Gayatri Temple. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, explore the activities along Beas River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Manali trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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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 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, stop by Thankas and Gifts, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

Plan my trip to Dharamsala with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas

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