36 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

36 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh holiday planner

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Dharamsala
— 6 nights
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Dalhousie
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 7 nights
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Keylong
— 3 nights
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Kaza
— 4 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
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Kasauli
— 3 nights
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Shimla
— 6 nights
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Dharamsala

— 6 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kangra (Indrahar Pass & Kareri Lake). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, explore the activities along Dal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder tool.

Indore to Dharamsala is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Dalhousie

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dalhousie: Chamba (Bhalei Mata Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, stroll around Beeji's Park, trek along Ganji Pahari, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip builder.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manali

— 7 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu), Naggar (Naggar Castle & Chanderkhani Pass) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Keylong.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Keylong

— 3 nights
Keylong is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Rohtang Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Deepak Tal, head outdoors with Baralacha Pass, and make a trip to Shashur Monastery.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Keylong trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Keylong takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Keylong

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kaza

— 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Kaza side-trips: Tabo (Chogskhor Monastery & The Golden Temple). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, and wander the streets of Hikkim.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaza road trip website.

Traveling by car from Keylong to Kaza takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Rakcham, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, then explore the activities along Baspa River, and then get outside with Rupin Pass.

Planning Sangla trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasauli

— 3 nights
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kasauli: Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev (in Dharampur) and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, stroll through Gilbert Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kasauli planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kasauli takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimla

— 6 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Taradevi to see Tara Devi Temple about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Mall, gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and walk around Annandale Ground.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Shimla journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Shimla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.