22 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

22 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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22 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Vashisht
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. On your second day here, explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip planner .

Amritsar to Dalhousie is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, stroll through Solang Nullah, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vashisht.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Gauri Shankar Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Vashisht

Vashisht ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple and then get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vashisht attractions planner.

You can drive from Manali to Vashisht in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Kaza on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Vashisht

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Ram Temple ©
Ram Temple

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Key Monastery, make a trip to Langza, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and finally make a trip to Komick Village. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kibber Village, admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, then admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kaza, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vashisht to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can 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
Kibber Village ©
Kibber Village
Komick Village ©
Komick Village

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 23rd (Fri), wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul. On the next day, head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sangla driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple & Mohan Shakti Heritage Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Shimla road trip website .

Getting from Sangla to Shimla by car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Solan, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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 to go to Kangra and see Kangra Fort, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Bundlamata Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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