9 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Bharatpur Itinerary

9 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Bharatpur Itinerary

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9 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Bharatpur Itinerary

Start: Manali
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Bharatpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Manali

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Friendship Peak, Rani Nallah, Bhrigu Lake, and other attractions. On the 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, and finally get outside with Himalayan Caravan Adventure. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Hampta, identify plant and animal life at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Manali. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Himalayan Caravan Adventure ©
Himalayan Caravan Adventure
Gayatri Temple ©
Gayatri Temple

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Visit Tushita Meditation Centre and Gyuto Monastery for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi. Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Jakhani Mata Temple (in Palampur) and Indrahar Pass (in Kangra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, explore the world behind art at Museum of Kangra Art, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bharatpur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Shree Jakhani Mata Temple
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Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi ©
Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi

2
nights
Bharatpur

Bharatpur ©
Once a fortified city thought impregnable, Bharatpur today welcomes guests with open arms, as one of the main stop-offs on the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Golden Tourism Triangle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like vrindavan and Kusum Sarovar. Visit Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex and Sri Radhavallabh Vrindavan Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham (in Vrindavan), Mathura (Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, Dwarkadhish Temple, & more) and Rudra Kund (in Govardhan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bankebihari Temple, don't miss a visit to Ganga Maharani Temple, and examine the collection at Government Museum Bharatpur.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bharatpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Bharatpur takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bharatpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mathura, Vrindavan, Rudra Kund
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Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Kusum Sarovar ©
Kusum Sarovar

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