28 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Fly to Dharamsala, Taxi to Dalhousie
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Kullu
— 3 nights
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Naggar
— 1 night
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Manali
— 7 nights
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Kaza
— 1 night
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Sangla
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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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.
You've now added St. John's Church to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Khajjiar Lake and Dainkund Peak. Change things up with a short trip to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamba (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panjpulla, don't miss a visit to Sach Pass, and trek along Garam Sadak.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip itinerary planning app.

Chennai to Dalhousie is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.
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Dharamsala — 3 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get outdoors at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. When in Dharamsala, make a side trip to see Kangra Fort in Kangra, approximately Kangra away. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Dharamsala trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Visiting Tirthan Valley and Chandrakhani Pass will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Sharvali Devi Temple and Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kullu: Jagannath Temple (in Bhuntar) and Basheshwar Mahadev Temple (in Bajaura). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu day trip website.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Naggar.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Naggar — 1 night

Naggar is a settlement in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India.Nicholas RoerichHistoryNaggar is a settlement in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India, and it falls as a stopover. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tripura Sundari Temple, then explore the galleries of The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, and then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naggar trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Naggar takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough 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 Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Drive from Naggar to Manali in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then make a trip to Kibber Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery, make a trip to Komick Village, then visit Hikkim, and finally don't miss a visit to Langza.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaza sightseeing planner.

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Sangla.
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Sangla — 1 night

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 11th (Tue), stop by Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Kamru Fort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rupin Pass.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sangla trip planner.

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Shimla.
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Shimla — 4 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 Jakhoo Hill. Get some cultural insight at Jakhu Temple and Kotkhai Palace. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, appreciate the views at Green Valley, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to 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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