25 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh Trip Planner
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Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sangla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaza
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Naldehra Golf Course and Kufri Fun World. Jakhu Temple and Kotkhai Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla road trip tool.

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sangla.
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Sangla — 1 night

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then hike along Rupin Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sangla road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaza.
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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 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then make a trip to Kibber Village. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, then make a trip to Komick Village, then stop by Hikkim, and finally don't miss a visit to Langza.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaza trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to 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 Manu Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Beas River and Solang Nullah. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar Castle (in Naggar), Hampta (in Kullu) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip tool.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kullu.
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Kullu — 3 nights

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Escape the urban bustle at Tirthan Valley and Chandrakhani Pass. Get a sense of the local culture at Lord Ramchandra Temple and Raghunathjee Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kullu: Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Jaggannath Temple (in Bhuntar). It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kullu holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.
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Dharamsala — 2 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Take a break from the city and head to Bhagsu Waterfall and Triund Hill. Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Kangra Fort in Kangra--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dharamsala takes 6.5 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.
Get outdoors at Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamba (about 44 minutes away). There's much more 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip maker app.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for 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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