15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Fly
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive to Kullu Manali Airport, Fly to Pune Airport

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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, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner.

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

4
nights
Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and appreciate the views at Green Valley.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla route planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Naggar Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, head outdoors with Riding Solo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Change things up with a short trip to Lord Ramchandra Temple in Manikaran (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kullu travel route site.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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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.