25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh Trip Planner
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Shimla
— 3 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 7 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive
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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.
Get outdoors at Kufri Fun World and Jakhoo Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jakhu Temple and Kotkhai Palace. Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla vacation planner.

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.
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Sangla — 2 nights

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rakcham and Brelengi Gompa Monastery. Get in touch with nature at Chitkul and Rupin Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Sangla side-trips: Suicide Point (in Kalpa) and Kinner Kailash (in Rekong Peo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla and delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sangla attractions planner.

Getting from Shimla to Sangla by car takes about 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.
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Kaza — 2 nights

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hikkim and Trilokinath Temple. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, don't miss a visit to Komick Village, and admire the striking features of Dhankar Gompa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kaza journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.
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Manali — 7 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Beas River and Jogini Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naggar Castle (in Naggar), Harinder Mountain (in Manikaran) and Hampta (in Kullu). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.
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Dharamsala — 4 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get outdoors at Bhagsu Waterfall and Triund Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kangra Fort and Museum of Kangra Art. Step out of Dharamsala to go to Kangra and see Masroor Rock Cut Temple, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala sightseeing planner.

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Dalhousie.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Step out of Dalhousie with an excursion to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamba--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, make a trip to Sach Pass, hike along Garam Sadak, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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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.
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