How to Plan A Nine nights / Ten Days Himachal Tour Plan
I am Ankit Anand, a travel blogger from New Delhi, India. Whenever I hear something about Himachal always my ears stand up and I want to share something about that with people. Because it’s the place where I never want to stop writing, chit-chatting, and exploring, when it is about how to plan a Himachal tour, I have some suggestions to visitors.
Where is Himachal Pradesh?
Himachal Pradesh lies in the northern part of India, and the state is known for its natural beauty, chilly winds, mountain peaks, alluring rivers, and waterfalls. In the last decade, I had explored several beautiful places in Himachal, which was unseen by several tourists.
But if you have to visit those points. You must be fit for that due to high altitude sickness. Still, there are only a few hospitals and restaurants because some districts not developed. You might have to carry a few vital essentials with you.
Also, Plan a Himachal Tour for below destination
1) Tirthan Valley, Trekking
2) Kheerganga, Trekking
3) Spiti Valley, Trekking with motorable roads
4) Chandratal Lake, Trekking with motorable roads
5) Triund Trek, Dharamshala
6) Seroskar Lake, Trekking
7) Prashar Lake, Trekking and motorable both
8) Malana, Trek
9) Hatu Peak, Narkanda, Trek with motorable
10) Kinnaur Kailash, Trek
11) Jibhi, Trek
12) Barot, Trek, and Motorable
13) Chitkul, Motorable, and trek
14) Hampta Pass, Trek
15) Pangi Valley via sach pass, Trek
Above mentioned all complete destinations need separate time for one, and that’s why I will give you the different link for that however the regular itinerary you must be followed by anyone whether you are planning with your family or friend. Especially below honeymoon and groups will focus on the itinerary. Because everything given in that, find out below how to plan a 9 Nights. 10 Days Himachal tour.
Day 01:- Delhi to Shimla (360 Kms) Capital of Himachal Pradesh
In my opinion, you should start your journey early in the morning because then you will be able to cover all the significant tourist places on the itinerary. I usually start my journey from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh around 04:00 am. Because if you start a plan to Himachal early in the morning, you can escape from the Delhi traffic. Once you avoid the Delhi traffic, all remaining routes are clear for you.
Enjoy En-route Pinjor Garden
I will always advise you to take your first halt either in Murthal or Chandigarh because both places are suitable for food. After that, you can enjoy en-route Pinjor Garden. It’s one of the oldest gardens in Panchkula city.
The Capital of Himachal Pradesh
Afternoon reaches the capital of Himachal Pradesh Shimla. Once you arrive at the hotel, I will recommend you to relax for at least 4 hrs. Because for the pleasant and memorable trip you need some relaxation as well.
Shimla mall road and ridge
I had seen several mall roads on the hill stations. But Shimla mall road is my favorite one not only for its big but you can enjoy a different kind of food here.
Always visit Shimla mall road at night. Because Church and ridge look more beautiful at night than morning time.
Note – Tempo Travellers not allowed on the Shimla mall road due to traffic. All vehicles need to be in the parking area.
Day 02:- Shimla – Kufri-Shimla
Morning plans a Green Valley sightseeing on the way to Jahku Temple. Green valley is a picture point you can see because several people click the picture on the road as well after that you should plan to visit Jakhu Temple in Shimla.
How to Plan Shimla and Kufri sightseeing Himachal Tour
Kufri is the snow point of Shimla.
Kufri is one of the alluring places to visit near Shimla. It’s just 14 kms on the Shimla mall road. Every year plenty of people explore this natural beauty.
The food at the Kufri
Kufri is the small hill station where people can taste the omelet, Maggi, and boiled egg with hot tea.
Things to do in Kufri
I visited Kufri, Shimla in 2017, and explored several adventure activities like yak ride, pony ride, tyre skating, trekking on snow, and Gunshots.
Day 03 Explore the Kullu and Naggar via Shimla to Manali
Now we shall plan to visit Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a small town in the district of Kullu. I always recommend people visit Kullu Anand Naggar sightseeing on the way. Because it will save their time and they will not miss excursion on day one.
Kullu: – Kullu is a district of Himachal & it’s on the bank of Beas River. Their people can explore the Paragliding, River rafting, Shawl factory & Vaishno Devi temple.
Naggar:-Naggar is the ancient town in Kullu district where people can explore the old villages & houses made through pine trees. The best places to explore near Kullu mentioned below.
Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Jana Waterfall (Depending upon snow)
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery (Kais Village)
Distance between shimla to Manali:- 280 Kms
Day 04 A Day spent in Manali with localities
Morning plan to visit the local sightseeing in Manali. I am covering what I had already seen on my last trip in Nov 2019.
How to plan Famous Tourist Places to visit in Manali, Himachal Tour
1. Hadimba Devi Temple
Hidimba Devi temple or Dungari temple both are the same temples built in Manali and the temple dedicated to goddess Hidimba. Who was the wife of Lord Bhima? The temple surrounded by lush and green cedar trees or dhungari van.
2. Mall road Of Manali
Manali mall road is a little smaller than other hill stations after a flood occurred in complete Manali earlier it was also long. If you are a food lover or artificial stuff, then this market is built for you.
3. Tibetan Monastery or Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple
The monastery is situated close to the mall road and opposite the van vihar in Manali.
4. Van Vihar in Manali
It’s a dense forest in Manali where local people also come for the picnic and adventure activities.
5. Kalath (Natural hot water spring in kalath, Manali
If you are getting tired and want to feel relaxed after sightseeing, you need to carry an extra pair of clothes for you. Because kalath is a place where you can enjoy the warm bath only on INR 20/-
6. Vashisht Temple or Village
Vashisth is also known as the rishi Vashisht Temple house after the name of seven sage Hindu. Tourists can also enjoy the hot water spring in vashisht temple.
Special note:- only local vehicles are allowed to Vashisth temple, and other state vehicles need to stop before one kms from the temple.
Day 05 Manali-Solang Valley – Manali (30 Kms)
Morning breakfast after that drive to visit Solang valley. Solang valley is the snow point in Manali where you can enjoy the snow activities. It is just 30 km from Manali mall road to Solang valley.
If you are making a plan to visit Kullu-Manali in summers from April to July, you would have to book rohtang pass on a priority basis. Because not every vehicle can be allowed for the Rohtang pass.
How to Plan Adventure Activities in Solang Valley Himachal Tour
Solang valley ropeway
Day 06:- Heading to Buddisht state Dharamshala
We need to wake up early in the morning because the journey is a little longer and it’s around 220 kms from Manali Delhi to Dharamshala via Mandi district.
Check out on 09:30 am
I always recommend a traveller check out a maximum of 09:30 am. Because Manali to Dharamshala is little away and you have to travel entirely on the hillside.
Busy day in Dharamshala
It would be a busy day, but in the evening you can explore the dashing mall road of Dharamshala. It will heal all your pains.
Day 07:- Dharamshala (Local Sightseeing + Mcleodganj)
After a substantial breakfast in the morning, you can explore the famous tourist places like Dal Lake, St. John church, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsunath waterfall, one of the motivational Dalai lama temples, mcleodganj and Dharamshala cricket ground.
Day 08 Dharamshala- Dalhousie (120 Kms )
Now we are heading to one of the beautiful and snow-covered destinations in winters Dalhousie. As per my experience starting in December, Dalhousie receives heavy snowfall and several tourists come here to be a witness of that.
Cafe Dalhousie at mall road
Evening enjoys you should spend at the mall road and the best place to eat there is cafe Dalhousie.
Day 09 Dalhousie -Khajjiar-Dalhousie
Today we are going to start our first sightseeing trip is Khajjiar which is also known as the mini Switzerland of India and around 21 kms from the Dalhousie town.
Panchpula is the small water park and closest to an amusement park in Dalhousie. There you can click pictures and enjoy the local food of Himachal Pradesh.
Kalatop sanctuary is quite an impressive sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh. It is a dense forest where you can feel a natural beauty.
Chamera lake has magnificent views, and there is also a facility to the boating over the lake
It is a natural waterfall in the laps of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. Where local people also come for the picnic and photography purpose.
Khajjiar: – Khajjiar is one of the peaceful places in Himachal Pradesh. Which covered with lush meadows & deodar trees? It remains covered with snow during Mid-January to End of February month.
Day 10:- Dalhousie – Chandigarh (320 Kms)
Morning breakfast after that drive to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is an elegant city in north India. It is one of the cities in India where the police are rigorous. You can not break law and order.
Best places to visit in Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
Sukhna lake is situated in the heart of Chandigarh here you might face the massive crowd on weekends because local people also come here for the picnic. There is an excellent facility of boating over the Sukhna lake and cafeteria also available on the park side.
Chandigarh Sector 17 market
Every city has the economic and high rates market the same you can understand here the sector 17 markets. The market built upon vast areas, and you can find multinational brands with flea markets.
End of the itinerary
Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh lies in the north part of India. Where 12 months weather remains chiller, but you can avoid travelling in the Monsoon period due to landslides from mid of July to end of August rest all time is perfectly fine for going here.
Season and off-season for the Himachal Pradesh
April 15th To July 15th remains a peaks season with a Christmas and New Year days too
20th Dec to 05th Jan.
Rest all time considered as off-season in Himachal Pradesh except long weekends.
How can we plan to book a Himachal tour package?
It’s an effortless way to book a Himachal package through an agency only you need to consider their google review and consultation pattern. I would recommend a Travel Agency where people are right to understand the guest’s requirements.
Travel agency name:-Ankit Travel Stories.
Fact about Hill Station
If you are travelling through a tourist vehicle, then the driver makes the switch off the Ac once the hills start.
Alto is known as the queen of hills. If you plan a trip through Volvo, most agents will provide you with an Alto vehicle throughout the tour.
In Local sightseeing, the car is calculated on a point to point basis
Himachal Pradesh remains colder and covered with snow from December to March.
Ask your travel agent before booking if snowfall occurred during the Volvo trip. How can we pick up? Because some agents just sell the package, not guide people accordingly.