16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Manali
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Kangra Fort in Kangra--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala route website .

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Bundlamata Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, then don't miss a visit to Langza, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and finally don't miss a visit to Komick Village. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Key Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kaza trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sangla to Kaza by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Kibber Village ©
Kibber Village
Komick Village ©
Komick Village

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Jana Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip builder .

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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