28 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

28 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh attractions planner

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Dharamsala
— 6 nights
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Manikaran
— 1 night
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Kullu
— 3 nights
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Manali
— 6 nights
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Kaza
— 3 nights
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Sangla
— 1 night
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Narkanda
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 6 nights
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Dharamsala

— 6 nights
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 Kangra Fort and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi & Ambika Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip website.

Bengaluru to Dharamsala is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manikaran.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Manikaran

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kheer Ganga.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Manikaran online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manikaran takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manikaran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Explore hidden gems such as Tirthan Valley and Hot Water Spring. Change things up with a short trip to Sar Pass Trek in Kasol (about 1h 20 min away). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hampta and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery.

Plan trip to Kullu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Manikaran to Kullu takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as International Roerich Memorial Trust and Jogini Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naggar (Tripura Sundari Temple, The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manali route builder.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kaza

— 3 nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiti Valley and Hikkim. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Kibber Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaza trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kaza takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sangla

— 1 night
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Narkanda.

Things to do in Sangla

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Narkanda

— 1 night
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Stokes Farm and then make a trip to Hatu Peak.

Discover how to plan a Narkanda trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Narkanda takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Shimla.
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Shimla

— 6 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Ground. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla online holiday planner.

Getting from Narkanda to Shimla by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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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.