15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get outdoors at Kufri Fun World and Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary. Popular historic sites such as Jakhu Temple and Dorje Drak Monastery are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Taradevi to see Tara Devi Temple about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Mall, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimla visit app .

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Rakcham and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sangla trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
day
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Golden Temple, then view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chogskhor Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tabo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Tabo takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
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Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

1
night
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Komick Village, wander the streets of Hikkim, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kaza itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tabo to Kaza in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Komick Village, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komick Village ©
Komick Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Jogini Waterfall. Get some historical perspective at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Manikaran to see Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

1
day
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.
On the 12th (Fri), browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Shopping
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Visit Bhagsunath Temple and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple for their historical value. Head to Thankas and Gifts and Maximus Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of Dharamsala to go to Kangra and see Kangra Fort, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Kangra Fort
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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