27 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

27 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Kullu
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kangra
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Dalhousie
— 4 nights
Taxi to Amritsar, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Shimla is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and appreciate the views at Green Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel route planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect nights in Shimla to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
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Manali — 6 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Manalsu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Manali trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kullu.
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Kullu — 4 nights

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Change things up with a short trip to Lord Ramchandra Temple in Manikaran (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, and don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kullu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Kangra.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Kangra — 3 nights

Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Change things up with a short trip to Jawala Ji Temple Shaktipeeth in Jawalamukhi (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe, take in the history at Chinmay Tapovan, and explore the ancient world of Ambika Devi Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangra sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Kangra takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Dharamsala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Dharamsala — 5 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and work off some steam at Holistic Massage Centre.

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

You can drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Dalhousie — 4 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.
Explore Dalhousie's surroundings by going to Chamba (Bhalei Mata Temple, Khajjiar Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
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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