12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, get outside with Rohtang Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary maker site .

Rajkot to Manali is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
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 (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally take a stroll through Hikkim.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kaza planning app .

Drive from Manali to Kaza in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Sakya Tangyud Monastery ©
Sakya Tangyud Monastery

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, then explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort, then contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, and finally wander the streets of Rakcham.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sangla trip planner .

Drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Baspa River ©
Baspa River

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 31st (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla sightseeing site .

You can drive from Sangla to Shimla in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
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 2nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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