11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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 10th (Wed): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kangra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online tour builder .

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Kangra Fort
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Shopping
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). There's lots more to do: cruise along Rohtang Pass, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

1
night
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): wander the streets of Hikkim, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kaza itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Kibber Village ©
Kibber Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

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You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Scandal Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and then stroll around Annandale Ground.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimla road trip planning website .

Getting from Sangla to Shimla by car takes about 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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