50 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

50 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Chandigarh Airport, Drive to Kasauli
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Kasauli
— 1 night
Drive
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Chail
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimla
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sangla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Manikaran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mandi
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Kangra
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Dharamsala
— 6 nights
Drive
12
Chamba
— 4 nights
Drive
13
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Taxi to Jammu, Fly to Indore

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Kasauli

— 1 night
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 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple and then don't miss a visit to Fruit Orchards. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kasauli tour itinerary planner.

Indore to Kasauli is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Chail trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Chail takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites

Shimla

— 7 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sangla

— 3 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kalpa (Narayan-Nagini Temple & Suicide Point) and Durga Temple (in Rekong Peo). There's lots more to do: stroll through Chitkul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bering Nag Temple, explore the activities along Baspa River, and snap pictures at Shongtong Bridge.

Before you visit Sangla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kaza

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Langza, then don't miss a visit to Komick Village, and then wander the streets of Hikkim. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaza attractions planner.

You can drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, get great views at Gulaba, soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kullu

— 6 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
When in Kullu, make a side trip to see Sar Pass Trek in Kasol, approximately Kasol away. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, whizz through the canopy at World Outdoor Leadership Centre Zipline Tour, and make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kullu holiday app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manikaran.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Manikaran

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Parvati Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kheer Ganga, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manikaran itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kullu to Manikaran by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mandi.

Things to do in Manikaran

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mandi

— 4 nights
Mandi, ', formerly known as Mandav Nagar, also known as Sahor''' (Tibetan: Zahor), is a major town and a municipal council in Mandi District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Explore Mandi's surroundings by going to Rewalsar (Statue of Padmasambhava & Naina Devi Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Prashar Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Pangna-Karsog Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhima Kaali Temple, and explore the world behind art at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mandi trip planner.

You can drive from Manikaran to Mandi in 3.5 hours. In December in Mandi, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Mandi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kangra

— 4 nights
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Get out of town with these interesting Kangra side-trips: Chintpurni Temple (in Una), Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur) and Palampur (Sobha Singh Art Gallery & Himalayan Adrenaline). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Dhauladhar National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe, and explore the ancient world of Ambika Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangra trip planner.

You can drive from Mandi to Kangra in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 6 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Dorzong Monastic Institute in Palampur--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, see the sights as you ascend with Himalayan Wild Adventures, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala visit planner.

Drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Chamba.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chamba

— 4 nights
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Change things up with a short trip to Khajji Nag Temple in Khajjiar (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, don't miss a visit to Hari Rai Temple, and see the interesting displays at Bhuri Singh Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamba travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Chamba takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Dalhousie is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chamba to Dalhousie takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.