12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge and then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla online trip planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manali tour planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Kibber Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, make a trip to Komick Village, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and finally make a trip to Langza.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaza road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kaza takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komick Village ©
Komick Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

2
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: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kaza to Dharamsala takes 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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