15 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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15 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll around Company Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Camel's Back Road, identify plant and animal life at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie online travel planner .

New Delhi to Mussoorie is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. Popular historic sites such as Triveni Ghat and Ram Jhula are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple & Mansa Devi Temple). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh online holiday planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©

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 (Tue): take a stroll through Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sangla trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Sangla takes 20 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. Popular historic sites such as Manu Temple and Naggar Castle are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Manali road trip site .

You can drive from Sangla to Manali in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Shimla online travel route planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Dorje Drak Monastery ©
Dorje Drak Monastery

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kangra Fort and Bhagsunath Temple will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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