11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

1
day
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.

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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.

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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
days
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.

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

1
day
Kaza

Kaza ©
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.

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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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass
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Kunzum Pass ©
Kunzum Pass
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

3
days
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.

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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

Naggar
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery ©
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
days
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.

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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

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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Golden Devi Temple
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St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church
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St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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