11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh travel route planner

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Dharamsala
— 1 night
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Hamirpur
— 1 night
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Manali
— 4 nights
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Tabo
— 1 night
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Rekong Peo
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hamirpur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

Hamirpur

— 1 night
Hamirpur is a town and the district headquarters of Hamirpur district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sujanpur Fort.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamirpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Hamirpur takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Hamirpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Climbing Tours (in Leh) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali online itinerary planner.

Drive from Hamirpur to Manali in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Tabo

— 1 night
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tabo trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Tabo in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rekong Peo.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rekong Peo

— 1 night
Reckong Peo, is also spelled Rekong Peo and simply known as Peo by the local inhabitants, is headquarters of Kinnaur district, one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.At a height of 2,290 metres (7,513 ft), Reckong Peo is 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Shimla and seven kilometres (4⅓ miles) from Powari. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the views from Shongtong Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandika Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rekong Peo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tabo to Rekong Peo takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Rekong Peo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally walk around Daulat Singh Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Rekong Peo to Shimla takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.

Hamirpur District travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites

Lahaul and Spiti District travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water
The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. Before the two districts were merged, Kardang was the capital of Lahaul, and Dhankar the capital of Spiti. The district was formed in 1960.Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and joins with National Highway No. 22.The two valleys are quite different in character. Spiti is more barren and difficult to cross, with an average elevation of the valley floor of 4,270 m (14,009 ft). It is enclosed between lofty ranges, with the Spiti river rushing out of a gorge in the southeast to meet the Sutlej River. It is a typical mountain desert area with an average annual rainfall of only 170 mm (6.7 inches).It is the fourth least populous district in India (out of 640).

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Kinnaur District travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Valleys · Sacred & Religious Sites
Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The district is divided into three administrative areas - Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar(Bhabanagar) - and has five tehsils (counties). The administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo. From here Kinnaur Kailash, considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva, can be seen. As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Himachal Pradesh (out of 12 districts), after Lahaul and Spiti, in spite of that nine vital languages are spoken in the district.GeneralKinnaur, is about 235km from the state capital, Shimla, located in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh bordering Tibet to the east. It has three high mountains ranges, namely, Zanskar and Himalayas that enclose valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. At the peak of Kinnaur Kailash mountain is a famous natural rock Shivling (Shiva lingam). The district was opened to outsiders in 1889. The old Hindustan-Tibet Road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La pass.

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