20 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

20 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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20 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Kausani
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kedarnath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Badrinath
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Lansdowne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Chail
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
Kausani

Kausani ©
The small hill station of Kausani offers such stunning views of the nearby Himalayas, Mahatma Gandhi once called it the "Switzerland of India." Although Kausani tourism sector provides a vital source of income for the locals, the remote outpost never feels too crowded with foreigners.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, see the sky in a new way at Kausani Planetarium, then see the sky in a new way at Stargate Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Sumitranandan pant gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kausani journey builder tool .

Ahmedabad to Kausani is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Kausani

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Sumitranandan pant gallery ©
Sumitranandan pant gallery

3
nights
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Visit Gangotri Temple and Madmaheshwar Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tungnath Temple and Kedarnath Mandir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kedarnath: Pandav Gufa (in Gangotri), Madhyamaheshwar Mandir (in Rudra Prayag) and Chopta (in Ukhimath). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triyuginarayan Temple.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kausani to Kedarnath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gangotri, Tungnath Temple, Madhyamaheshwar Mandir, Triyuginarayan Temple, Chopta
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Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple
Tungnath Temple ©
Tungnath Temple
Triyuginarayan Temple ©
Triyuginarayan Temple

3
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bheem Pul and Tapt Kund. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hemkund Sahib and Brahma Kapal. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Valley of Flowers National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Murti Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Saraswati River, and contemplate the long history of Ganesh Gufa.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Badrinath road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Badrinath with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers National Park
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Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib
Tapt Kund ©
Tapt Kund

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, and then wander the streets of Rakcham.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sangla online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Badrinath to Sangla by car takes about 22.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Chitkul ©
Chitkul

1
night
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
On the 20th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Garhwali Mess, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharsali Shani Temple. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Har Ki Dun Valley, then see the interesting displays at Darwan Singh Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally make a trip to Lansdowne.

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You can drive from Sangla to Lansdowne in 18 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chail.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Garhwal
Highlights from your plan
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Lansdowne ©
Lansdowne

1
day
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chail road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lansdowne to Chail takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Siyali Mahadev Temple and Anjani Mahadev are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Gayatri Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali online visit planner .

You can drive from Chail to Manali in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple
Gayatri Temple ©
Gayatri Temple

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Gyuto Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tsechokling Gompa and Kangra Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Mata Brajeshwari Devi (in Kangra) and Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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