11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip maker

Make it your trip
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
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Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Let the collections at Prantika and Annandale Army Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Visit Jakhu Temple and Christ Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, examine the collection at Himachal State Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and take in the exciting artwork at Image Art Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla vacation planner.

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Naggar (Naggar Castle & Krishna Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, explore the activities along Beas River, and relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manali online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 4 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Head to Thankas and Gifts and Naam Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visit Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Kalachakra Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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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.

Kullu District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Valleys · Bodies of Water
On your trip to Kulu District, combine sightseeing with outdoor adventures in the scenic surrounds. Set against the backdrop of towering peaks, forested hills, and green valleys, Kulu District is famous for its Hindu temples, traditional Sikh villages, superb trekking, and river rafting. Spread out along the riverbanks, the quiet town of Kulu serves as a gateway to the popular destination of Manali. If you're up for adventure, try hiking, mountaineering, or paragliding over the Himalayan hills and glaciers. To understand the local legends and traditions, visit ancient temples during festivities and small villages, such as Kasol and Malana. Make sure to leave room in your luggage for traditional shawls, thangka paintings, and jewelry you'll find at the markets.