35 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

35 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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35 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Tabo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Manali
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Dharamsala
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Dalhousie
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

6
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll explore and learn at Prantika and Army Herritage Museum. Get outdoors at Naldehra Golf Course and Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan), Central Research Institute (in Kasauli) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and make a trip to The Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimla online travel route planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Craignano, Central Research Institute, Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chail Gurudwara Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chail visit planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Chail takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Chail

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

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rakcham and Durga Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Chitkul and Rupin Pass. Go for a jaunt from Sangla to Rakchham to see Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sangla tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Chail to Sangla in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, Durga Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
night
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally explore the galleries of The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tabo trip planner .

You can drive from Sangla to Tabo in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Kaza on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and finally appreciate the views at Spiti Valley.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaza trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tabo to Kaza by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

9
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park will thrill your kids. International Roerich Memorial Trust and Hidimba Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Naggar Castle & Chanderkhani Pass). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kaza to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

7
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get some historical perspective at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Step out of the city life by going to Triund Hill and Kangra Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Dharamsala: Kangra (Kangra Fort, Ambika Devi Temple, & more), Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Palampur (Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery & Sobha Singh Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Thankas and Gifts, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and make a trip to Chamunda Devi Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Palampur, Jwalamukhi, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Laxmi Narayan Temple and St. John's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chamunda Devi Temple and Khajji Nag Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalhousie: Golden Devi Temple (in Khajjiar) and Chamba (Bhuri Singh Museum, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, & more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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