31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip maker

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Fly to Jammu, Taxi to Dalhousie
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 5 nights
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Kangra
— 3 nights
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Bir
— 2 nights
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Kullu
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kaza
— 2 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 5 nights
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Dalhousie

— 1 night
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 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church and then stroll around Beeji's Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then get great views at Upper Bakrota.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie vacation maker site.

Mumbai to Dalhousie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 5 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
When in Dharamsala, make a side trip to see Dorzong Monastic Institute in Palampur, approximately Palampur away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala holiday planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Kangra

— 3 nights
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Get out of town with these interesting Kangra side-trips: Ma Baglamukhi Temple (in Nalkheda) and Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Dhauladhar National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kangra road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kangra in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bir.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bir

— 2 nights
Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Sobha Singh Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Maheshwari Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Palpung Sherabling Monastery, then make a trip to Deer Park Institute, and then take in the awesome beauty at AryaMarga Yoga Institute.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bir route planning tool.

You can drive from Kangra to Bir in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Bir

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Kullu

— 4 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple, trek along Chandrakhani Pass, and don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kullu journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Bir to Kullu takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naggar (Naggar Castle & Tripura Sundari Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

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

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaza

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kye Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then make a trip to Komick Village, and then wander the streets of Hikkim.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaza trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, and then wander the streets of Rakcham. On the 26th (Wed), 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 find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sangla trip planner.

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Shimla

— 5 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla to go to Taradevi and see Tara Devi Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sangla to Shimla by car takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.