13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Chail
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Solang Valley and Rani Nallah will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Beas River, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali visit site .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kali Ka Tibba. The Dagshai Jail Museum and Grave of Barog are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Himalayan Nature Park and Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Chail side-trips: Solan (Jatoli Shiv Temple & Mohan Shakti Heritage Park) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, steep yourself in history at Morni Hills, enjoy some diversion at Chail Cricket Ground, and make a trip to Maharaja's Palace.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Chail vacation planner.

Getting from Manali to Chail by car takes about 9.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chail can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Solan, Himalayan Nature Park, Grave of Barog, Hanuman Temple, Morni Hills
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Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple

2
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 (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Chail to Dharamsala takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dainkund Peak. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalei Mata Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and finally browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

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Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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