16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Attractions like Norbulingka Institute and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath), Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur) and Mata Brajeshwari Devi (in Kangra). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planning site.

Ahmedabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Family-friendly places like Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamba (Chamera Dam & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip builder app.

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Beas River and Solang Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Hot Water Spring in Kullu--about 2h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, and get in on the family fun at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps.

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You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like Jakhu Temple and Kufri Fun World make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Solan to see Mohan Shakti Heritage Park about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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.