16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaza
— 1 night
Drive
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Manali
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
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Shimla

— 3 nights

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, and walk around Annandale Ground.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planning website.

Bengaluru to Shimla is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, identify plant and animal life at Chitkul, and then wander the streets of Rakcham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla and then head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sangla trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Kaza

— 1 night
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. On the 27th (Sun), admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then take a stroll through Hikkim.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kaza online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 4 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala to go to Palampur and see Dorzong Monastic Institute, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.