12 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Train to Kalka, Taxi to Shimla
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kasol
— 1 day
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bir
— 1 day
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Taxi to Pathankot Cantt, Train to New Delhi

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Shimla — 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla road trip tool.

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kullu.
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Kullu — 1 night

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kullu trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kasol.
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Kasol — 1 day

Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kasol online trip builder.

Drive from Kullu to Kasol in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.
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Manali — 3 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. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, head outdoors with Riding Solo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manali holiday maker site.

Getting from Kasol to Manali by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.
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Dharamsala — 2 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 30th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tibetan Health Spalon, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner.

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bir.
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Bir — 1 day

Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Maheshwari Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bir road trip app.

Getting from Dharamsala to Bir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.
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Dalhousie — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bir to Dalhousie in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).
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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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