15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  35​h
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kasauli
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
Manali
— 3 nights
+3
bus + subway + Fly + foot:  35​h
End: Cincinnati

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie vacation planner .

Cincinnati, USA to Dalhousie is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Dalhousie is 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, and finally admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip builder site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kasauli.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri ©
Kufri

3
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasauli trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kasauli takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasauli

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Kullu to see Gauri Shankar Temple about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip site .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Manali takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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

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