12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary tool .

Mumbai to Dalhousie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman-ka-Tibba and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manali tour planning site .

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Mall, stroll around Annandale Ground, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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