16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
1
Kasauli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kasauli trip planner.

Mumbai to Kasauli is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

1
night
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chail Gurudwara Sahib, then enjoy some diversion at Chail Cricket Ground, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba, and finally make a trip to Maharaja's Palace.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chail trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Chail takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get outdoors at Jakhoo Hill and Naldehra Golf Course. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tara Devi Temple and Shimla Heritage Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Shoghi (Hanuman Temple & Kali Temple). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and make a trip to Scandal Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shimla trip simple and quick.

Drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Shoghi, Tara Devi Temple, Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort, take a stroll through Rakcham, and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sangla road trip app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Sangla

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

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiti Valley and Hampta. Get outdoors at Great Himalayan National Park and Beas Kund. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Sangla to Manali with the Route module. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kullu, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park
Hampta ©
Hampta

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get in touch with nature at Kangra Valley and Billing Adventures of Himachal. Get some cultural insight at Kangra Fort and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Dharamsala online travel planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Billing Adventures of Himachal, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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