12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  2​h
1
Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Naldehra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mandi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
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 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bon Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sholoni Devi Temple, then see the interesting displays at The Dagshai Jail Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple. On the next day, hike along Gilbert Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kasauli trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh to Kasauli is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Solan, Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, Kali Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple ©
Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

You can drive from Kasauli to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naldehra.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Naldehra

Naldehra
To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naldehra online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Naldehra takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Mandi on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Naldehra

Outdoors Golf

1
night
Mandi

Mandi ©
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhima Kaali Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Pangna-Karsog Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bir Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamru Nag Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Prashar Lake and then take in the pleasant sights at Himari Ganga.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Naldehra to Mandi takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Mandi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himari Ganga
Highlights from your plan
Prashar Lake ©
Prashar Lake
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple ©
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple
Bhima Kaali Temple ©
Bhima Kaali Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Manu Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manali online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mandi to Manali by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Spas

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Khajjiar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Khajjiar takes 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie road trip planning site .

Getting from Khajjiar to Dalhousie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
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 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala itinerary builder site .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas & Wellness

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