20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Manali
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Chamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Manali
— 9 nights
Manali

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Summer Hill, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, make a trip to The Ridge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla online itinerary planner .

Manali to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Summer Hill ©
Summer Hill
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
days
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 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. On your second day here, trek along Ganji Pahari, then don't miss a visit to Sach Pass, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner.

Getting from Shimla to Dalhousie by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamba.

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
days
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bhuri Singh Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akhand Chandi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, then stroll through Chamba Central Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Hari Rai Temple, then contemplate the long history of Panch Pandav Tree, then get great views at Kailash View, and finally admire the engineering at Chamera Dam.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chamba road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Chamba takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

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Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamba Central Park ©
Chamba Central Park
Bhuri Singh Museum ©
Bhuri Singh Museum

2
days
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 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and finally explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Chamba to Dharamsala takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kullu.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
days
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, then take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kullu route planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

10
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Beas River and Solang-Nullah will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, explore the activities along Beas Kund, admire the sheer force of Jana Waterfall, and head outdoors with Hampta.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park

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