25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  9​h
1
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Baijnath
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Jwalamukhi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Dalhousie
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visit Hidimba Devi Temple and Anjani Mahadev for their historical value. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pandoh Dam and Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali day trip planning tool .

Chennai to Manali is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Prantika and Himachal State Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jakhu Temple and Craignano. Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

2
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
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 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then see the interesting displays at The Dagshai Jail Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Barog. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Bhavan Mandir, take an unorthodox tour of Khetarpal Marg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monkey Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kasauli trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Solan, Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, Grave of Barog
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chail day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Chail takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Chail

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

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then take a stroll through Rakcham, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Chail to Sangla takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baijnath.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
day
Baijnath

Baijnath ©
Baijnath is a town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baijnath day trip planner.

Getting from Sangla to Baijnath by car takes about 11.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Baijnath

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tibetan Museum and Naam Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Bhagsunath Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Kangra (Kangra Fort & Baglamukhi Temple) and Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Baijnath to Dharamsala in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Jwalamukhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Sobha Singh Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple

1
night
Jwalamukhi

Jwalamukhi ©
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawali Ji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Chamba Pattan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jwalamukhi sightseeing planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Jwalamukhi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Jwalamukhi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chamba Pattan
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dainkund Peak and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Chamunda Devi Temple and St. John's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dalhousie: Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Bhuri Singh Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dalhousie travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jwalamukhi to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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