31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
2
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
3
Manali
— 7 nights
4
Kullu
— 4 nights
5
Kaza
— 3 nights
6
Sangla
— 2 nights
7
Shimla
— 6 nights

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Dorzong Monastic Institute (in Palampur) and Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi & Kangra Fort). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dharamsala is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Dorzong Monastic Institute
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Chamba (Bhalei Mata Temple, Khajjiar Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, stroll around Beeji's Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dalhousie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Tripura Sundari Temple about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi 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.
Explore Kullu's surroundings by going to Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, and make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kullu tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sar Pass Trek, Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
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. Kaza is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, take a stroll through Hikkim, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, and admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kaza trip planner.

Getting from Kullu to Kaza by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery
Kye Monastery ©
Kye Monastery

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 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then take a stroll through Rakcham. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sangla attractions planning site.

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

6
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla with an excursion to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shimla driving holiday tool.

Drive from Sangla to Shimla in 7 hours. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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