13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Sangla
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. Change things up with a short trip to Harinder Mountain in Manikaran (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall.

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New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harinder Mountain
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

few
hours
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Sangla takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Mall, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

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Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
Kufri ©
Kufri

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

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Getting from Shimla to Dalhousie by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama Temple Complex and St. John in the Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bhagsu Waterfall and Kangra Valley. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial.

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Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
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Bhagsu Waterfall
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

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