5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Puri
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Mumbai

2
days
Puri

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 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Konark Sun Temple and then kick back and relax at Konark Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimala Temple, then kick back and relax at Swargadwar Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puri itinerary builder.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Puri is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Konark Sun Temple
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple

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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

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Getting from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple