9 days in Rajkot & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Rajkot & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Rajkot & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
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Rajkot
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
2
Kullu
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kaza
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Rajkot

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Rajkot

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagat Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Garages.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rajkot day trip planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rajkot. In December in Rajkot, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Rajkot

Museums Historic Sites
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Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama ©
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama
The Royal Garages ©
The Royal Garages

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Rajkot to Kullu with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, wander the streets of Hikkim, then make a trip to Komick Village, and finally admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kaza tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spiti Valley, Komick Village
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komick Village ©
Komick Village

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manali tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
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Spas & Wellness
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then examine the collection at Prantika, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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