25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh tour itinerary builder

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Shimla
— 3 nights
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Sangla
— 1 night
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Kaza
— 1 night
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Manali
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
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Shimla

— 3 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of the city life by going to Kufri Fun World and Jakhoo Hill. Get some cultural insight at Jakhu Temple and Kotkhai Palace. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Naldehra to see Naldehra Golf Course about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online attractions planner.

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Sangla

— 1 night
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Rakcham and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chitkul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort and then get outside with Rupin Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sangla day trip site.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Komick Village, then stop by Hikkim, and finally don't miss a visit to Langza. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sakya Tangyud Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Manali

— 7 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Jogini Waterfall. Hidimba Devi Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Naggar Castle (in Naggar), The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Hampta (in Kullu). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manali road trip planner.

Getting from Kaza to Manali by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 16:

Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Get in touch with nature at Tirthan Valley and Chandrakhani Pass. Get a sense of the local culture at Lord Ramchandra Temple and Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery. Explore Kullu's surroundings by going to Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Jaggannath Temple (in Bhuntar). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu attractions planner.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Visiting Bhagsu Waterfall and Triund Hill will get you outdoors. Take a break from Dharamsala with a short trip to Kangra Fort in Kangra, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see where the action happens at HPCA Stadium, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner.

Drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. When in Dalhousie, make a side trip to see Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamba, approximately Chamba away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, trek along Garam Sadak, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie travel route builder site.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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.