20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Kaza
— 1 day
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Manali
— 6 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights

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Shimla

Shimla ©

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 Mohan Shakti Heritage Park in Solan (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip maker app.

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Kufri Fun World
2.5
Landmark
The Mall
4.0
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Religious Site
Jakhu Temple
4.2

1
day
Kaza

Kaza ©
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 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Komick Village, visit Hikkim, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kaza online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kaza takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Must see
Spiti Valley
4.8
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Landmark
Komick Village
5.0
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Neighborhood
Hikkim
4.9

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Harinder Mountain (in Manikaran) and Hampta (in Kullu). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

Plan trip to Manali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Solang Valley
4.1
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Must see
Beas River
4.7

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Change things up with a short trip to Kareri Lake in Kangra (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagshunath Temple, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Bhagsu Waterfall
2.9
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Educational Site
Norbulingka Institute
4.6
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Mountain
Triund Hill
4.7

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalhousie: Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, don't miss a visit to Sach Pass, steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, and explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie day trip app.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Dainkund Peak
4.7
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Water Body
Khajjiar Lake
3.9
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Water Body
Chamera Lake
3.9

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