37 days in New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

37 days in New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi
— 9 nights
2
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
3
Manali
— 5 nights
4
Kaza
— 3 nights
5
Sangla
— 3 nights
6
Shimla
— 4 nights
7
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
8
Rishikesh
— 4 nights

9
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum and Crafts Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at India Gate and Humayun's Tomb. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Noida (The Great India Place, DLF Mall Of India, &more). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in the exciting artwork at An Yahh!!, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Gaya to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Akshardham
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tibetan Museum and Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe. Appreciate the collections at Naam Art Gallery and Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kangra
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Spiti Valley and Beas Kund. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Naggar (Tripura Sundari Temple & Krishna Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali online attractions planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Hikkim and Key Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chogskhor Monastery and Komic Monastery. Take a break from Kaza with a short trip to The Golden Temple in Tabo, about 2h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kye Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kaza trip planner.

Drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Tabo
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Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

3
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Get outdoors at Chitkul and Rupin Pass. Get some cultural insight at Rakcham and Kamru Fort. Step out of Sangla with an excursion to Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary in Rakchham--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sangla driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get some cultural insight at Prantika and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Popular historic sites such as Christ Church and Jakhu Temple are in your itinerary. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, approximately Taradevi away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Image Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, walk around Daulat Singh Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shimla online travel route planner.

You can drive from Sangla to Shimla in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

4
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Head to Pacific Mall and A Prakash and Cofor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Kempty Falls and Camel's Back Road. Explore Mussoorie's surroundings by going to Dehradun (Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, Subir Raha Oil Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, contemplate the long history of Gun Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kellogg Memorial Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie day trip planning app.

You can drive from Shimla to Mussoorie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Dehradun
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get some cultural insight at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Triveni Ghat. Get some historical perspective at Har ki Pauri and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Satya Sai Ghaat, and look for gifts at Scorpion Handicrafts.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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