8 days in Dalhousie, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Dalhousie, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Dalhousie, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church, and then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip itinerary app .

New Delhi to Dalhousie is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. Francis Church ©
St. Francis Church

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Jogini Waterfall and Jana Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Hampta. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute (in Naggar) and Gauri Shankar Temple (in Chamba). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali day trip planning site .

Drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gauri Shankar Temple, The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Naldehra Golf Course and Lakkar Bazaar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jakhoo Hill and Kali Bari Temple. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Shawl Hut, view the masterpieces at Image Art Gallery, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla visit planning site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
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Lakkar Bazaar ©
Lakkar Bazaar
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course

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