9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Muscat
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Muscat

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kids will enjoy Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Annandale Ground, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

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Muscat, Oman to Shimla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Shimla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, cruise along Rohtang Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
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 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Dal Lake and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

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You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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