16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Baijnath Temple. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Mata Brajeshwari Devi (in Kangra) and Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala holiday builder .

Ahmedabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamba (Chamera Dam & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie online travel route planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will enjoy Pandoh Dam and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Hot Water Spring in Kullu--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manali vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hot Water Spring, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Bring the kids along to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Mall, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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