8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala travel route builder site .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Rani Nala and Beas River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Hidimba Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, and admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali holiday planning website .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

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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 11th (Fri): make a trip to The Ridge, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Bird Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimla online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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