38 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

38 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala
— 6 nights
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Kangra
— 4 nights
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Bir
— 2 nights
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Kullu
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 7 nights
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Kaza
— 3 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 5 nights
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Dalhousie

— 3 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 Dalhousie's surroundings by going to Chamba (Khajjiar Lake, Bhalei Mata Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, get great views at Upper Bakrota, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip itinerary planning app.

Nagpur to Dalhousie is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 6 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Palampur to see Dorzong Monastic Institute about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online trip builder.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kangra

— 4 nights
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Change things up with a short trip to Jwalamukhi Temple in Pragpur (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Dhauladhar National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, explore the activities along Kareri Lake, get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe, and delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kangra road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kangra takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bir.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Bir

— 2 nights
Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palpung Sherabling Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at AryaMarga Yoga Institute, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Deer Park Institute.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bir trip maker app.

Drive from Kangra to Bir in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Bir

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kullu

— 5 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kullu: Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran) and Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, and cruise along Hampta.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kullu tour planning site.

Getting from Bir to Kullu by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Naggar (Naggar Castle, Tripura Sundari Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kaza

— 3 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. Go for a jaunt from Kaza to Dhankhar to see Dhankar Lake about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, don't miss a visit to Komick Village, admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, and visit Hikkim.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaza day trip planning site.

You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, and then stop by Rakcham. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6 hours. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Shimla

— 5 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla with an excursion to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, walk around Annandale Ground, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sangla to Shimla in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

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.