11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip planner

Make it your trip
Train to Chandigarh (CDG), Taxi to Shimla
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Bus

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Heritage Walk, and then make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Prantika, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla online travel planner.

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kullu

— 2 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu trip planning website.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

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.