12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
2
Khajjiar
— 1 night
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
4
Manali
— 3 nights
5
Kasol
— 1 night
6
Kullu
— 1 night
7
Chail
— 1 day
8
Shimla
— 1 night

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, thengain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala holiday planning site.

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple.

Planning Khajjiar trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Khajjiar in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamba
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Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

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nights
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then hike along Ganji Pahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip builder website.

You can drive from Khajjiar to Dalhousie in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Beas River and Solang Valley make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Dalhousie to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, and then trek along Sar Pass Trek.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Kasol takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Kasol

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

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night
Kullu

Kullu ©
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 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kullu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kasol to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chail trip maker site.

Getting from Kullu to Chail by car takes about 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chail to Shimla by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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