8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Aurangabad
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Aurangabad

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary maker tool .

Aurangabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Rani Nala and Solang-Nullah. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Side Trip

Van Vihar National Park
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip maker site .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

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