12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kaza
— 3 nights
Drive to Kullu Manali Airport, Fly to Kempegowda International Airport

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Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Shiva Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Holistic Massage Centre and Guna Devi Temple. Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Kangra to see Indrahar Pass about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online day trip planner.

Bengaluru to Dharamsala is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kullu

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunathjee Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannathi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kullu journey planner.

Getting from Dharamsala to Kullu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riding Solo and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Tripura Sundari Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and Head underground at Arjun Gufa.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaza

— 3 nights
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, then don't miss a visit to Komick Village, and finally take a stroll through Hikkim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Gue Mummy..

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaza road trip planning site.

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.