36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

36 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Dharamsala
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Palampur
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Manali
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 12 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

10
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Kangra Fort. You'll explore and learn at Tibetan Museum and Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath), Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, hunt for treasures at Kotwali Bazaar, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, and view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala travel route site .

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Palampur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh, Nagni Maata Temple, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

3
nights
Palampur

Palampur ©
Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sobha Singh Art Gallery and Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shree Jakhani Mata Temple and Bundlamata Temple. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andretta Artists' VIllage, stroll around Saurabh Van Vihar, explore and take pictures at Wah Tea Estate, and make a trip to Dorzong Monastic Institute.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Palampur visit app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Palampur in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Palampur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
Shree Jakhani Mata Temple ©
Shree Jakhani Mata Temple
Sobha Singh Art Gallery ©
Sobha Singh Art Gallery

9
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Hampta and Chanderkhani Pass will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tripura Sundari Temple and Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naina Bhagwati Mandir (in Manikaran), The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Naggar (Krishna Temple, The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, & more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Beas Kund, and see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder .

You can drive from Palampur to Manali in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar, Manikaran, Parvati Valley, Ram Temple, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

12
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Appreciate the collections at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Army Herritage Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Himalayan Nature Park and Image Art Gallery. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Chail (Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple & Chail Wildlife Sanctuary), Craignano (in Mashobra) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Shawl Hut, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla online journey planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chail, Shoghi, Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

Similar Plans

40 days in Shimla & Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA June, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Manali & Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Shimla & Manali BY A USER FROM SEYCHELLES May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Shimla & Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Bengaluru, Shimla & Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Shimla, Kullu & Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA July, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans