18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Kangra Fort in Kangra--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala road trip website .

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie vacation planning site .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), make a trip to Kibber Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Komick Village, then wander the streets of Hikkim, and finally make a trip to Langza.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kaza fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komick Village ©
Komick Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla and then head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sangla trip planner .

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, examine the collection at Prantika, admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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