44 days in India Itinerary

44 days in India Itinerary

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44 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 30 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Kasauli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Shimla

30
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Solan (Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Jakholi Temple, & more), Craignano (in Mashobra) and Shoghi (Hanuman Temple & Kali Temple). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shimla driving holiday planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Shimla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chail, Solan, Shoghi, Khara Pathar, Mahunag Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spiti Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and finally cruise along Rohtang Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kullu trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
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 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie day trip website .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dalhousie takes 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 30th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala itinerary planner .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

3
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gilbert Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kasauli trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kasauli takes 7 hours. In December in Kasauli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kasauli

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jatoli Shiv Temple, Kali Mata Temple, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

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