18 days in Himachal Pradesh & Nainital Itinerary

18 days in Himachal Pradesh & Nainital Itinerary

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18 days in Himachal Pradesh & Nainital Itinerary

Start: Bhuj
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Kaza
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
6
Nainital
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Bhuj

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Head to Manu Market and Hidimba Devi Templefor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Club House. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, and get outside with Hampta.

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Bhuj to Manali is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Spas
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 5th (Wed), hike along Sar Pass Trek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kasol trip tool .

You can drive from Manali to Kasol in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kasol

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Kangra Fort. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maximus Mall and Norbulingka Institute. There's much more to do: stop by Kushi Boutique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala planner .

Drive from Kasol to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness
Kushi Boutique ©
Kushi Boutique

1
day
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, then wander the streets of Hikkim, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kaza road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kaza takes 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Kibber Village ©
Kibber Village

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Rakcham and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul.

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Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Sangla

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

4
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary and Tibetan Market. For shopping fun, head to Kilmora Shop or Chauli Ki Jali. Explore Nainital's surroundings by going to Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal), Naukuchiatal Lake (in Naukuchiatal) and Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Falls & Garjiya Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, walk around Eco Cave Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Garhi, and explore the striking landscape at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Sangla to Nainital in 20 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jim Corbett National Park, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Chauli Ki Jali ©
Chauli Ki Jali

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lakkar Bazaar, and then look for gifts at Shawl Hut. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shimla road trip tool .

You can drive from Nainital to Shimla in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Lakkar Bazaar ©
Lakkar Bazaar

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