38 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

38 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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38 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mandi District
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kangra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Chamba
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Manikaran
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kullu
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tara Devi Temple and Prantika. Visit Kali Bari Temple and Dorje Drak Monastery for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple, Bon Monastery, & more), Shoghi (Hanuman Temple & Kali Temple) and Central Research Institute (in Kasauli). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Shimla reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chail.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Solan, Shoghi, Tara Devi Temple, Central Research Institute
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace, enjoy some diversion at Chail Cricket Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chail road trip planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Chail in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mandi District.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib

3
nights
Mandi District

Mandi District ©
Explore hidden gems such as Prashar Lake and Shikari Devi Sanctuary. Popular historic sites such as Shikari Devi Temple and Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple are in your itinerary.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mandi District trip maker app .

You can drive from Chail to Mandi District in 6 hours. December in Mandi District sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kangra.

Things to do in Mandi District

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prashar Lake ©
Prashar Lake
Barot Dam ©
Barot Dam
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple ©
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple

2
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi, admire the architecture and history at Chinmay Tapovan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then admire the landmark architecture of Jai Singh Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hanuman ji Ka Tiba, don't miss a visit to Kangra Fort, then delve into the distant past at Ambika Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baglamukhi Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kangra road trip app .

You can drive from Mandi District to Kangra in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple
Chinmay Tapovan ©
Chinmay Tapovan

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Head to Maximus Mall and Thankas and Giftsfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tibetan Museum and Baijnath Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery (in Palampur). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and get great views at Naddi View Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kangra to Dharamsala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamba.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jwalamukhi, Palampur, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

3
nights
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laxmi Narayan Temple and Vajreshwari Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bhuri Singh Museum and Chamunda Devi Temple. Take a break from Chamba with a short trip to Golden Devi Temple in Khajjiar, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalei Mata Temple, get great views at Kailash View, admire the striking features of Akhand Chandi Palace, and identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chamba itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Chamba in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manikaran.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Golden Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Bhuri Singh Museum ©
Bhuri Singh Museum

1
night
Manikaran

Manikaran ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harinder Mountain, then admire the verdant scenery at Parvati Valley, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kheer Ganga. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manikaran online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Chamba to Manikaran takes 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manikaran

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parvati Valley
Highlights from your plan
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

5
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Explore hidden gems such as Tirthan Valley and Great Himalayan National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bijli Mahadev Temple and Kulant Pith. Change things up with a short trip to Basheshwar Mahadev Temple in Bajaura (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jalori Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple, and trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kullu route builder tool .

Getting from Manikaran to Kullu by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, explore the activities along Baspa River, then take a stroll through Rakcham, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm and then get outside with Rupin Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sangla visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Sangla takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
day
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 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chogskhor Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tabo road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Tabo takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Langza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery, make a trip to Kibber Village, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Spiti Valley and then delve into the distant past at Gue Mummy..

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaza trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tabo to Kaza in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Key Monastery, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Krishna Temple and Ram Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Naggar (Chanderkhani Pass & Tripura Sundari Temple). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, get outside with Hampta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali trip planner.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

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