8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  10​h
1
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kullu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kullu is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, explore the activities along Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Van Vihar National Park.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Van Vihar National Park
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery ©

1
night
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 28th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip maker .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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