15 days in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Manali
— 4 nights
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Kaza
— 2 nights
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Lansdowne
— 2 nights
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Badrinath
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala day trip planning tool.

Bengaluru to Dharamsala is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tripura Sundari Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Explore hidden gems such as International Roerich Memorial Trust and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Hampta (in Kullu). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali online trip builder.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Kaza

— 2 nights
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. On the 14th (Mon), appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kye Monastery, and then make a trip to Kibber Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Hikkim and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

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You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Lansdowne

— 2 nights
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
On the 16th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lansdowne online vacation builder.

You can drive from Kaza to Lansdowne in 19.5 hours. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Nightlife · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Badrinath

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapt Kund, and then contemplate the long history of Ganesh Gufa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Badrinath tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Lansdowne to Badrinath takes 10 hours. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip planner.

You can drive from Badrinath to Rishikesh in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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.

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.