12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
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, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bundlamata Temple, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Hot Water Spring in Kullu, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Hampta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manali vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hot Water Spring
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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