12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Kullu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Narkanda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

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 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dharamsala itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
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 4th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu journey website .

Drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Hikkim, don't miss a visit to Langza, then make a trip to Kibber Village, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kaza trip builder site .

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 9th (Tue), take a stroll through Rakcham and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

Before you visit Sangla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Narkanda.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
Narkanda

Narkanda ©
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatu Mata Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hatu Peak, and then explore and take pictures at Stokes Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Narkanda online vacation planner .

You can drive from Sangla to Narkanda in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Narkanda

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hatu Mata Temple ©
Hatu Mata Temple
Hatu Peak ©
Hatu Peak

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 11th (Thu): make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Annandale Ground, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Narkanda to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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