9 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

9 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Shimla

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Let the collections at Prantika and Army Herritage Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jakhu Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Himachal State Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 24th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

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