5 days in Rajkot & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Rajkot & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Rajkot
Fly to Chandigarh Airport, Drive to Shimla
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive to Kangra Airport, Fly to Rajkot

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Rajkot

Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rajkot trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rajkot. In December, daily temperatures in Rajkot can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimla.
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Museums
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Shimla — 1 night

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Rajkot to Shimla with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rajkot in December: highs in Shimla hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple and then explore the activities along Beas River. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths and then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manali travel route planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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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