34 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

34 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh attractions planner
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Fly
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Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Taxi to Dharamsala, Fly to Shimla
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Shimla
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mandi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 8 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple, Chinmay Tapovan, &more). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Dharamsala is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Dharamsala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dalhousie side-trips: Chamba (Bhalei Mata Temple, Khajjiar Lake, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, and stroll around Beeji's Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie day trip planning site.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Shimla — 6 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, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find out how to plan a trip to Shimla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Shimla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kasauli.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:

Kasauli — 2 nights

Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev, get outside with Kasauli Nature Walks By Vanita, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli trip planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Mandi.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Mandi — 4 nights

Mandi, ', formerly known as Mandav Nagar, also known as Sahor''' (Tibetan: Zahor), is a major town and a municipal council in Mandi District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mandi: Rewalsar (Kunt Bhayog Lake & Statue of Padmasambhava). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Prashar Lake, appreciate the views at Pangna-Karsog Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhutnath Temple, and contemplate the long history of Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mandi tour planning app.

You can drive from Kasauli to Mandi in 5.5 hours. December in Mandi sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kullu.
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Kullu — 5 nights

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Step out of Kullu with an excursion to Lord Ramchandra Temple in Manikaran--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, and make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mandi to Kullu takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.
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Manali — 8 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Manalsu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip planning app.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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