10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  7​h 30​min
1
Puri
— 2 nights
train:  9​h 45​min
2
Visakhapatnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Araku Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, then take a stroll through Raghurajpur Artist Village, and finally admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Konark Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chilika Lake.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puri online tour builder .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Puri can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Borra Caves. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, stroll around Kailasagiri, then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Lakshmi Narsimhaswamyvari Devastham.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Visakhapatnam planner .

Getting from Puri to Visakhapatnam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Araku Valley.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Kailasagiri ©
Kailasagiri

1
night
Araku Valley

Araku Valley
Araku Valley is a region surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswaraswamivari Devasthanam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwaraka Tirumala Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Araku Valley trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley takes 5.5 hours. In October in Araku Valley, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Pondicherry on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Araku Valley

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dwaraka Tirumala, Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Step out of Pondicherry to go to Auroville and see Matrimandir, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Seaside Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Araku Valley to Pondicherry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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