10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sambalpur
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Raipur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Sambalpur


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1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral and then browse the different shops at Elante mall. Keep things going the next day: stop by Decathlon Zirakpur, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chandigarh trip planner.

Sambalpur to Chandigarh is an approximately 30-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sambalpur in December: highs in Chandigarh hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Parks Nature
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Decathlon Zirakpur ©
Decathlon Zirakpur

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Solang Valley and Lamadugh Trek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali route planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary and then browse the different shops at Colors Mall. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Udanti Sanctuary, browse the different shops at Magneto - The Mall, and then browse the different shops at Ambuja City Center Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Raipur road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manali to Raipur. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raipur

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
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Ambuja City Center Mall ©
Ambuja City Center Mall
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Magneto - The Mall ©
Magneto - The Mall

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