15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh vacation planner

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Kasauli
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 1 night
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Naldehra
— 1 night
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Mandi
— 1 night
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Manali
— 1 night
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Dalhousie
— 1 day
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Khajjiar
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
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Kasauli

— 2 nights
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mata Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple. Keep things going the next day: hike along Gilbert Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monkey Point.

Start your trip to Kasauli by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Chandigarh to Kasauli is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 30th (Fri), stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kasauli to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naldehra.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature

Naldehra

— 1 night
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naldehra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Naldehra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Mandi on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Naldehra

Outdoors · Golf

Mandi

— 1 night
Mandi, ', formerly known as Mandav Nagar, also known as Sahor''' (Tibetan: Zahor), is a major town and a municipal council in Mandi District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bir Monastery, then appreciate the views at Pangna-Karsog Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panchvaktra Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhima Kaali Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mandi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Naldehra to Mandi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Mandi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Manali

— 1 night
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then kick your exploration up a notch at World Outdoor Leadership Centre Zipline Tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mandi to Manali by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie

— 1 day
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.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll around Beeji's Park, then stroll through Panjpulla, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dalhousie trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Khajjiar

— 2 nights
Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Khajjiar trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 4 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
For shopping fun, head to Kushi Boutique or Kotwali Bazaar. Get a sense of the local culture at Baijnath Temple and Guna Devi Temple. Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Palampur to see Exsul Travel about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Synergy Massage Parlour, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala day trip planner.

Drive from Khajjiar to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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.