11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Kasauli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gurka Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kasauli trip generator.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Kasauli is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, things will get slightly colder in Kasauli: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites
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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimla holiday planner.

Getting from Kasauli to Shimla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunzum Pass and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaza vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kaza takes 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lahaul and Spiti District
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Kunzum Pass ©
Kunzum Pass
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Spas & Wellness. Change things up with a short trip to Chanderkhani Pass in Naggar (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Manali tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chanderkhani Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Spas & Wellness

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sach Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Devi Temple
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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