60 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

60 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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60 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Varanasi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chamba
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dharamsala
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kangra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Palampur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kullu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Manali
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Sangla
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Mandi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Kasauli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Shimla
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Varanasi

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Dalhousie to Khajjiar to see Golden Devi Temple about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie road trip planning website .

Varanasi to Dalhousie is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Devi Temple
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Rang Mahal ©
Rang Mahal

6
nights
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Step out of Chamba with an excursion to Khajji Nag Temple in Khajjiar--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalei Mata Temple, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum.

Plan my day in Chamba using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Chamba in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chamba

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Khajji Nag Temple
Highlights from your plan
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

7
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
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, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and stop by Thankas and Gifts.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dharamsala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Chamba to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

4
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kangra: Chintpurni Temple (in Una) and Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indrahar Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kareri Lake.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kangra online travel planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kangra in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palampur.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chintpurni Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kareri Lake ©
Kareri Lake
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Chintpurni Temple ©
Chintpurni Temple

2
nights
Palampur

Palampur ©
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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, stroll around Saurabh Van Vihar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bundlamata Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Dorzong Monastic Institute. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Wah Tea Estate.

Discover how to plan a Palampur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kangra to Palampur in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Palampur

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
Shree Jakhani Mata Temple ©
Shree Jakhani Mata Temple

6
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Get out of town with these interesting Kullu side-trips: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir) and Chehni Kothi (in Banjar). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, and trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kullu tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Palampur to Kullu takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manikaran, Parvati Valley, Chehni Kothi
Highlights from your plan
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley

10
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hampta
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi 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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Komick Village, take a stroll through Hikkim, then make a trip to Langza, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery, then admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kungri Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaza online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley, Kungri Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komick Village ©
Komick Village
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

3
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sangla: Narayan-Nagini Temple (in Kalpa) and Durga Temple (in Rekong Peo). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, take a stroll through Rakcham, and get outside with Rupin Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sangla vacation website .

Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Mandi.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Narayan-Nagini Temple, Durga Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass

3
nights
Mandi

Mandi ©
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. Take a break from Mandi with a short trip to Statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Pangna-Karsog Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple, explore the activities along Rewalsar Lake, and explore the world behind art at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mandi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Mandi takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Mandi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Statue of Padmasambhava
Highlights from your plan
Prashar Lake ©
Prashar Lake
Shikari Devi Temple ©
Shikari Devi Temple
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple ©
Bada Dev - KamruNag Temple

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kasauli: Dharampur (Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev & Shrimad Rajchandra Mission), Solan (Bon Monastery, Sholoni Devi Temple, & more) and Grave of Barog (in Barog). There's much more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Khetarpal Marg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and hike along Gilbert Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kasauli trip builder tool .

Drive from Mandi to Kasauli in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chail.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Solan, Dharampur, Grave of Barog
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Bon Monastery ©
Bon Monastery
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

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 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chail trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kasauli to Chail in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Arki Fort (in Arki) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla travel planner.

Drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arki Fort, Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Jakholi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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