10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Talakad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hunsur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nanjangud
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
7
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Nanded
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at CIMA Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Kolkata (Calcutta) due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
CIMA Gallery ©
CIMA Gallery

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Talakad.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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Talakad

Talakad ©
Talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river 45 km (28 miles) from Mysore and 133 km (82 miles) from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruleshwara Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaidyanatheswara Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Talakad holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Talakad takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Talakad can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hunsur.

Things to do in Talakad

Historic Sites
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Vaidyanatheswara Temple ©
Vaidyanatheswara Temple
Maruleshwara Temple ©
Maruleshwara Temple

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Hunsur

Hunsur
Hunsur is town in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hunsur online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Talakad to Hunsur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nanjangud.

Things to do in Hunsur

Historic Sites

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Nanjangud

Nanjangud
Nanjangud is a town in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nanjangud trip planner.

You can drive from Hunsur to Nanjangud in 2 hours. December in Nanjangud sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will leave for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Nanjangud

Historic Sites

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday maker website .

You can drive from Nanjangud to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife
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MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ajanta trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Ajanta takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, you will find days in Ajanta are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are slightly colder (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nanded.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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Nanded

Nanded ©
Nanded is a city in Maharashtra state (western central India), the 8th largest urban agglomeration of the state and the 81st most populous city in India. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Hazur Sahib and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nanded trip itinerary site .

Drive from Ajanta to Nanded in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Nanded

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib
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Hazur Sahib ©
Hazur Sahib

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aurangabad trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nanded to Aurangabad takes 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves

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