18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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18 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
train:  29​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Manali
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip tool .

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sangla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kamru Fort ©
Kamru Fort

8
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Beas River and Solang-Nullah will get you outdoors. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Hidimba Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Jana Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Manali takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chamba.

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

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 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vajreshwari Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chamba day trip planning app .

You can drive from Manali to Chamba in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

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

2
nights
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 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Chamera Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Chamba to Dalhousie by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dalai Lama Temple Complex and St. John in the Wilderness Church. Visiting Triund Hill and Dal Lake will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Museums
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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