12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shimla visit planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Rani Nala and Pandoh Dam. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang-Nullah, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dharamsala.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 27th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dharamsala War Memorial ©
Dharamsala War Memorial
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie road trip planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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