11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Bhubaneswar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 20th (Fri), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then delve into the distant past at Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airport is Jaipur International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Sarnath, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varanasi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Varanasi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

2
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Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Udayagiri Caves, explore the striking landscape at Dhauli Giri Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Rajarani Temple. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Shree Ram Mandir and then get to know the resident critters at Nandankanan Zoological Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bhubaneswar trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Varanasi to Bhubaneswar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Bhubaneswar is somewhat warmer than Varanasi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

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Dhauli Giri Hills ©
Dhauli Giri Hills
Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), examine the collection at Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, look for gifts at Kumortuli, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Mother House.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bhubaneswar in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Kolkata (Calcutta), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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