17 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

17 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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17 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  11​h
1
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Conakry

1
night
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 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu tour planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Kullu is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Rani Nala and Beas River will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, and step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manali online itinerary builder .

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Ram Temple, Naggar Castle, Van Vihar National Park
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and then don't miss a visit to The Ridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 22nd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

Before you visit Dharamsala, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chamba attractions planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Chamba in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chamba

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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