30 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

30 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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30 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Kaza
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kullu
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Kangra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Kali Bari Temple. Get outdoors at Jakhoo Hill and The Glen. Venture out of the city with trips to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, stroll around Annandale Ground, and gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

Plan my day in Shimla using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then trek along Gilbert Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then steep yourself in history at Gurka Fort, and then make a trip to Grave of Barog.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli trip maker website .

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grave of Barog
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chail route planner.

You can drive from Kasauli to Chail in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort, then explore the activities along Baspa River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sangla trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Chail to Sangla in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kamru Fort ©
Kamru Fort

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiti Valley and Hikkim. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Key Monastery and Komic Monastery. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kye Monastery, make a trip to Kibber Village, and explore the ancient world of Gue Mummy..

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaza online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tripura Sundari Temple and Gayatri Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute (in Naggar) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Highlights from your plan
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tirthan Valley and Hampta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bijli Mahadev Temple and Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara. Step out of Kullu to go to Bhuntar and see Jaggannath Temple, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Parvati Valley and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip builder .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manikaran, Jaggannath Temple, Parvati Valley
Highlights from your plan
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hampta ©
Hampta

3
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kangra Fort and Masroor Rock Cut Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Jawali Ji Temple. When in Kangra, make a side trip to see Sobha Singh Art Gallery in Palampur, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baglamukhi Temple and delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kangra trip builder website .

Drive from Kullu to Kangra in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Jawali Ji Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple
Ambika Devi Temple ©
Ambika Devi Temple

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Tibetan Museum. Get some cultural insight at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Gyuto Monastery. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Bir) and Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Andretta Artists' VIllage, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kangra to Dharamsala takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Parasailing & Paragliding, Baijnath Temple, Andretta Artists' VIllage
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple

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