14 days in Himachal Pradesh & Leh Itinerary

14 days in Himachal Pradesh & Leh Itinerary

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14 days in Himachal Pradesh & Leh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
When in Dharamsala, make a side trip to see Palampur Tea Gardens in Palampur, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, catch a live event at HPCA Stadium, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala travel route planner.

Ahmedabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palampur Tea Gardens
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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.
Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Hot Water Spring (in Kullu) and Van Vihar National Park (in Bhopal). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, get great views at Gulaba, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Van Vihar National Park, Hot Water Spring
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to Scandal Point, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Annandale Ground, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Summer Hill.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online visit planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

5
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Spend the 28th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

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