31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

31 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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31 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
— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kali Bari Temple and Christ Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla tour builder site .

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. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect nights in Shimla to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilbert Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, then see the interesting displays at The Dagshai Jail Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Barog.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kasauli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Trails Museums

Side Trips

Grave of Barog, The Dagshai Jail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail

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 8th (Sun): 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 see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chail trip website .

You can drive from Kasauli to Chail in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Chail

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

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Baspa River, then delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul and then wander the streets of Rakcham.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla online journey builder .

You can drive from Chail to Sangla in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

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

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 Hikkim and Key Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Kye Monastery and Komic Monastery. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, and delve into the distant past at Gue Mummy..

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaza road trip planner.

Drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Jogini Waterfall and Solang Valley will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tripura Sundari Temple and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tripura Sundari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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 Bijli Mahadev Temple and Tirthan Valley. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and Kulant Pith. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Parvati Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, and take a memorable drive along Hampta.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kangra.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Parvati Valley
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hampta ©
Hampta

4
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baijnath Temple and Kangra Fort. Chintpurni Temple and Jawali Ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kangra: Pragpur (Dada Siba Temple & Jwalamukhi Temple) and Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi and delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangra road trip app .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Kangra takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pragpur, Chintpurni Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Chintpurni Temple ©
Chintpurni Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Head to Naam Art Gallery and Thankas and Giftsfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Tushita Meditation Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kangra to Dharamsala takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
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