16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Chail
— 3 nights
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Narkanda
— 3 nights
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Mandi
— 2 nights
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Kangra
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Chamba
— 2 nights
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Chail

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple and Krol Ka Tibba. Get some historical perspective at Chail Gurudwara Sahib and Sidh Baba Ka Mandir. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba and look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chail journey planning site.

New Delhi to Chail is an approximately 8-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Narkanda.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Narkanda

— 3 nights
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hatu Mata Temple and Lankra Veer Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary's Church and Tanni Jubbar Lake. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hatu Peak and relax in the rural setting at Stokes Farm.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Narkanda trip tool.

Drive from Chail to Narkanda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mandi.

Things to do in Narkanda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mandi

— 2 nights
Mandi, ', formerly known as Mandav Nagar, also known as Sahor''' (Tibetan: Zahor), is a major town and a municipal council in Mandi District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rewalsar Lake and Bhima Kaali Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery. Step out of Mandi with an excursion to Naina Devi Temple in Rewalsar--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panchvaktra Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Pangna-Karsog Valley, and glide through the air with Fly Himachal.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mandi online trip planner.

You can drive from Narkanda to Mandi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Mandi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kangra

— 1 night
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Dhauladhar National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangra visit planner.

You can drive from Mandi to Kangra in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore hidden gems such as Holistic Massage Centre and Tsuglag Khang. Popular historic sites such as Tushita Meditation Centre and Gyuto Monastery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Palampur (Exsul Travel & Shree Jakhani Mata Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala holiday tool.

You can drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamba.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chamba

— 2 nights
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chattradi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sui Mata Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hari Rai Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamba driving holiday website.

Getting from Dharamsala to Chamba by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites

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.