13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kasauli
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Gyuto Monastery. For shopping fun, head to Kotwali Bazaar or Kushi Boutique. Step out of Dharamsala to go to Kangra and see Kangra Fort, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dharamsala trip simple and quick.

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 29th (Mon), walk around Daulat Singh Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, then stop by Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shimla road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Zana Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tripura Sundari Temple, then identify plant and animal life at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kullu

— 2 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basheshwar Mahadev Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kullu road trip app.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Kaza

— 1 night
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, then visit Hikkim, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaza trip planner.

Drive from Kullu to Kaza in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Baspa River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, and then take a stroll through Rakcham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sangla trip planner.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Kasauli

— 1 night
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kasauli attractions planner.

You can drive from Sangla to Kasauli in 9.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kasauli are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.