34 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

34 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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34 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Chail
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shimla
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 9 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Chamba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Dalhousie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Gurka Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, then trek along Gilbert Trail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli trip planner

New Delhi to Kasauli is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kasauli when traveling from New Delhi in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chail.

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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
days
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chail: Krol Ka Tibba (in Salogra) and Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple, Bon Monastery, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba, have fun at Chail Cricket Ground, make a trip to Maharaja's Palace, and look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Kasauli to Chail takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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Solan, Krol Ka Tibba
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Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park ©
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

6
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, parks, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, stroll through Annandale, and explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary website

You can drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

8
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Kullu and see Great Himalayan National Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manali online travel route planner

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Chamba.

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Great Himalayan National Park, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manikaran Gurudwara ©
Manikaran Gurudwara

4
days
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Chamba is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and get great views at Upper Bakrota.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chamba trip planner

Getting from Manali to Chamba by car takes about 10.5 hours. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dalhousie.

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Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Bhuri Singh Museum ©
Bhuri Singh Museum

4
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.
Dalhousie is known for nature, historic sites, wildlife, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and stroll through Garam Sadak.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip itinerary maker tool

Getting from Chamba to Dalhousie by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

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

6
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Kangra Fort & Masroor Rock Cut Temple). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip maker tool

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Kangra
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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