8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Shimla
— 2 nights
2
Manali
— 3 nights
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights

2
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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla sightseeing planner.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 3rd (Thu), hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 5th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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