42 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

42 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Manali
— 7 nights
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Kullu
— 5 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
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Chail
— 1 night
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Kasauli
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 6 nights
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Dalhousie
— 2 nights
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Chamba
— 4 nights
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Kangra
— 3 nights
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Palampur
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 7 nights
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Manali

— 7 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Naggar Castle & Krishna Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manali itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Manali is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Manali, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kullu

— 5 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Lets Playy has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kullu: Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannathi Temple, don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kullu tour website.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Baspa River, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then visit Rakcham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sangla road trip planner.

Getting from Kullu to Sangla by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chail.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Chail

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chail online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Chail takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kasauli.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites

Kasauli

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then hike along Gilbert Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monkey Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kasauli journey planner.

Drive from Chail to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Shimla

— 6 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. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shimla travel route planner.

You can drive from Kasauli to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Dalhousie

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Mon), walk around Beeji's Park, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Ganji Pahari, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Chamba

— 4 nights
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Step out of Chamba to go to Khajjiar and see Khajji Nag Temple, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Scotland, identify plant and animal life at Tundah Widlife Sanctuary, and make a trip to Hari Rai Temple.

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You can drive from Dalhousie to Chamba in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kangra

— 3 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 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Dhauladhar National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kangra Fort, get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe, don't miss a visit to Masroor Rock Cut Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambika Devi Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kangra vacation planner.

You can drive from Chamba to Kangra in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palampur.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Palampur

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, then browse the exhibits of Sobha Singh Art Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palampur Tea Gardens. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Wah Tea Estate, make a trip to Langha Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, and finally walk around Saurabh Van Vihar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palampur vacation planner.

You can drive from Kangra to Palampur in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Palampur

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 7 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planning app.

You can drive from Palampur to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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.