12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kasol
— 1 day
Drive
7
Kasauli
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kufri
— 1 night
Drive
9
Bilaspur
— 2 nights
Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Pune Airport

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Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip website.

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites

Kullu

— 1 night
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip builder tool.

Getting from Shimla to Kullu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Manali

— 1 night
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
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 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Dalhousie

— 1 night
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kasol

— 1 day
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kasol trip tool.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Kasol in 10 hours. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Kasol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kasauli

— 1 night
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 1st (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kasauli route builder app.

You can drive from Kasol to Kasauli in 8 hours. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kufri.
Highlights from your trip

Kufri

— 1 night
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kufri trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kasauli to Kufri by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kufri can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bilaspur.

Things to do in Kufri

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bilaspur

— 2 nights
Bilaspur is a city and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.HistoryBilaspur was the capital of a state of the same name founded in the 7th century, also known as Kahlur. To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilaspur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kufri to Bilaspur takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilaspur

Historic Sites

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.