20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh tour 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: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, explore the wide array of goods at Kushi Boutique, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baglamukhi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Masroor Rock Cut Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambika Devi Temple. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, and then explore the ancient world of Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth.

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Getting from Dharamsala to Kangra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Kandrour Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Naina Devi Ji. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Rudra Shiva Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dolanji Bon Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilaspur online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kangra to Bilaspur takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rewalsar.

Things to do in Bilaspur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rewalsar

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Naina Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Kunt Bhayog Lake, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Padmasambhava.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rewalsar trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bilaspur to Rewalsar takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough 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.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rewalsar to Kullu takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow 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. On the 19th (Fri), admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and then make a trip to Komick Village.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kaza trip planner.

Drive from Kullu to Kaza in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga, stroll through Solang Nullah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Getting from Kaza to Manali by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 27th (Sat): hike along Gilbert Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Kasauli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kasauli

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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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