20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

20 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Dalhousie
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Manali
— 8 nights
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Kaza
— 1 day
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Sangla
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 2 nights

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary website.

Chennai to Dalhousie is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get in touch with nature at Triund Hill and Kangra Valley. Step out of Dharamsala to go to Kangra and see Kangra Fort, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala route maker app.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Hot Water Spring. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Hampta (in Kullu) and Ram Temple (in Vashisht). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning app.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Komick Village, then take a stroll through Hikkim, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kaza day trip planning app.

You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

1
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Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sangla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. Take a break from the city and head to Naldehra Golf Course and Kufri Fun World. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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