12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Mandi District
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Key Monastery, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Langza, then wander the streets of Hikkim, then don't miss a visit to Komick Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaza day trip planning website .

Chennai to Kaza is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla and then get outside with Rupin Pass.

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You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chail.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib, don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Krol Ka Tibba, enjoy some diversion at Chail Cricket Ground, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chail holiday planner .

You can drive from Sangla to Chail in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Krol Ka Tibba
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Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online route planner .

Drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Mandi District

Mandi District ©
Barot Valley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the views at Barot Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bir Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhutnath Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panchvaktra Temple, and finally appreciate the views at Pangna-Karsog Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandi District tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Mandi District in 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandi District

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bhima Kaali Temple ©
Bhima Kaali Temple
Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Ji ©
Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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