20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh itinerary planner

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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Kangra
— 2 nights
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Bilaspur
— 2 nights
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Rewalsar
— 1 night
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Kullu
— 2 nights
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Kaza
— 1 night
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Manali
— 3 nights
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Kasauli
— 1 night
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Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala journey maker.

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kangra

— 2 nights
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baglamukhi Temple, make a trip to Masroor Rock Cut Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangra day trip app.

Drive from Dharamsala to Kangra in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Bilaspur.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites

Bilaspur

— 2 nights
Bilaspur is a city and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.HistoryBilaspur was the capital of a state of the same name founded in the 7th century, also known as Kahlur. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): snap pictures at Kandrour Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Naina Devi Ji. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, then appreciate the history behind Rudra Shiva Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dolanji Bon Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bilaspur day trip website.

You can drive from Kangra to Bilaspur in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rewalsar.

Things to do in Bilaspur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rewalsar

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naina Devi Temple, explore the activities along Kunt Bhayog Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Padmasambhava.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rewalsar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilaspur to Rewalsar in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Rewalsar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kullu

— 2 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kullu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rewalsar to Kullu in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaza

— 1 night
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then make a trip to Komick Village.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaza trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kullu to Kaza in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Naggar Castle about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, and gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla attractions website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Kasauli

— 1 night
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilbert Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasauli day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasauli

Trails · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

4.1
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.

Mandi District travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites · Valleys
Mandi District seduces visitors with natural scenery and cultural richness. A diverse Mandi District itinerary offers plenty of choices for culture-oriented visitors and outdoor adventurers alike. The town itself is the gateway to famous valleys that offer picturesque trekking experiences. Lush land and verdant hills surround blue lakes, some of which are places of high spiritual importance. Natural sulfur springs attract tourists with their healing properties, while charming villages dotted with apple orchards offer a quiet escape from the city bustle. Serene hillside temples of the town of Sundernagar, 24 km (15 mi) south-west of Mandi, remain a major tourists draw. Make sure to leave room in your luggage for local handicrafts, particularly for silver jewelry.

Kullu District travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Valleys · Bodies of Water
On your trip to Kulu District, combine sightseeing with outdoor adventures in the scenic surrounds. Set against the backdrop of towering peaks, forested hills, and green valleys, Kulu District is famous for its Hindu temples, traditional Sikh villages, superb trekking, and river rafting. Spread out along the riverbanks, the quiet town of Kulu serves as a gateway to the popular destination of Manali. If you're up for adventure, try hiking, mountaineering, or paragliding over the Himalayan hills and glaciers. To understand the local legends and traditions, visit ancient temples during festivities and small villages, such as Kasol and Malana. Make sure to leave room in your luggage for traditional shawls, thangka paintings, and jewelry you'll find at the markets.

Lahaul and Spiti District travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water
The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. Before the two districts were merged, Kardang was the capital of Lahaul, and Dhankar the capital of Spiti. The district was formed in 1960.Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and joins with National Highway No. 22.The two valleys are quite different in character. Spiti is more barren and difficult to cross, with an average elevation of the valley floor of 4,270 m (14,009 ft). It is enclosed between lofty ranges, with the Spiti river rushing out of a gorge in the southeast to meet the Sutlej River. It is a typical mountain desert area with an average annual rainfall of only 170 mm (6.7 inches).It is the fourth least populous district in India (out of 640).

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Shimla District travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains
Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh lies between longitude 77.00" and 78.19" east and latitude 30.45" and 31.44" north, with its headquarters in Shimla. It is surrounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttarakhand in the southeast, Solan to the southwest and Sirmaur in the south. The elevation of the district ranges from 300m to 6000m.As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Himachal Pradesh (out of 12), after Kangra and Mandi. It is the most urbanized district of Himachal Pradesh.The most commonly practised religion in the district is Hinduism. Hindi and Pahari are the languages spoken. Tourism and agriculture/horticulture are the majors source of income.

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