37 days in New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

37 days in New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 9 nights
2
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
3
Manali
— 5 nights
4
Kaza
— 3 nights
5
Sangla
— 3 nights
6
Shimla
— 4 nights
7
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
8
Rishikesh
— 4 nights

9
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum and New Kashmir Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Noida (The Great India Place, DLF Mall Of India, &more). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in the exciting artwork at An Yahh!!, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Gaya to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Akshardham
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

4
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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tibetan Museum and Kangra Fort. Appreciate the collections at Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe and Naam Art Gallery. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kangra
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Spiti Valley and Solang Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Naggar (Tripura Sundari Temple & Krishna Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas Kund, identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary, and admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manali visit planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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Kaza

Kaza ©
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Hikkim and The Golden Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chogskhor Monastery and Kye Monastery. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kaza driving holiday tool.

Drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tabo, Kye Monastery
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Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Kye Monastery ©
Kye Monastery

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Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Get outdoors at Chitkul and Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Rakcham and Kamru Fort. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Rupin Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sangla day trip tool.

Drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get some cultural insight at Prantika and Christ Church. You'll explore and learn at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Image Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Head to Pacific Mall and A Prakash and Cofor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Kempty Falls and Gun Hill. Explore Mussoorie's surroundings by going to Dehradun (Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, Subir Raha Oil Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, identify plant and animal life at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie day trip planning app.

You can drive from Shimla to Mussoorie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Dehradun
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get some cultural insight at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Triveni Ghat. Get some historical perspective at Har ki Pauri and Shri Satya Sai Ghaat. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and look for gifts at Scorpion Handicrafts.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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