11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online vacation planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dharamsala is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Dharamsala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to The Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shimla holiday planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sangla tour planning website .

Drive from Shimla to Sangla in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Komick Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and then take a stroll through Hikkim.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kaza trip planner .

Getting from Sangla to Kaza by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Komick Village, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komick Village ©
Komick Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manali visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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