9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh tour planner

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Manali
— 2 nights
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Kaza
— 1 night
Drive
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Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Manali Sanctuary and Zana Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Siyali Mahadev Temple. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, Head underground at Arjun Gufa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

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Chennai to Manali is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kaza

— 1 night
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. On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Komick Village, wander the streets of Hikkim, and then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaza trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Baspa River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, and then stop by Rakcham. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sangla online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

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Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 28th (Sat), browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

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.