16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip planner

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

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla online trip builder.

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then take a stroll through Rakcham, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, and finally explore the activities along Baspa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, then head outdoors with Rupin Pass, and then explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sangla road trip planning website.

Getting from Shimla to Sangla by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kaza

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, then stop by Hikkim, and finally don't miss a visit to Komick Village. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Langza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kye Monastery, and then make a trip to Kibber Village.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaza visit planning tool.

You can drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riding Solo and Tripura Sundari Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Chanderkhani Pass (in Naggar) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bijli Mahadev Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tirthan Valley and Great Himalayan National Park. There's more to do: cruise along Hampta.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kullu holiday planner.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Escape the urban bustle at Kangra Valley and Triund Hill. Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Kangra Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dharamsala takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.