7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Puri
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Pune

1
day
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery and then get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

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Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda

3
days
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria Memorial Hall and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

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Getting from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Puri.

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Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

2
days
Puri

An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Chandrabhaga Beach, then admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramachandi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, kick back and relax at Konark Beach, then stroll through Puri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loknath Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Konark
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Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple
Konark Sun Temple