13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

4
nights
Manali

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple & Bon Monastery). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, examine the collection at Prantika, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla day trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Solan, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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