12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Cuttack
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Bhubaneswar
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Puri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Konark
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Neil Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
6
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Jabalpur

1
night
Cuttack

Cuttack ©
Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradeep Beach, make a trip to Anantashayana Vishnu, step off the mainland to explore Dhabaleswar Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Odisha State Maritime Museum, Cuttack, then don't miss a visit to Maa Cuttack Chandi Mandir, and finally see the interesting displays at Netaji Birth Place Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cuttack holiday builder .

Jabalpur to Cuttack is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, Cuttack is somewhat warmer than Jabalpur - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Cuttack

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Netaji Birth Place Museum ©
Netaji Birth Place Museum
Odisha State Maritime Museum, Cuttack ©

1
night
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Dhauli Giri Hills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapilesvara Temple, then admire the striking features of Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harishankar, and finally stroll around Buddha Jayanti Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bhubaneswar road trip app .

Traveling by car from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bhubaneswar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Puri.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harishankar
Highlights from your plan
Dhauli Giri Hills ©
Dhauli Giri Hills
Shree Ram Mandir ©
Shree Ram Mandir

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Chilika Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, then take a stroll through Raghurajpur Artist Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Gaur Vihar Ashram, enjoy the sand and surf at Konark Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baliharachandi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govardhan Peetham, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balighai Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puri day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bhubaneswar to Puri by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Puri, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Konark.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Chilika Lake ©
Chilika Lake

1
night
Konark

Konark ©
Famous for its colossal sun temple, protected as a World Heritage Site, the small town of Konark sits just a short drive from the coast of Odisha.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ramchandi Beach, kick back and relax at Chandrabhaga Beach, then see the interesting displays at Konark Museum, then admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Konark route planning app .

Traveling by car from Puri to Konark takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Konark can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Konark

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chandrabhaga Beach ©
Chandrabhaga Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Museum ©
Konark Museum

1
day
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Neil Island travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Konark to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

2
nights
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Kalapathar Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vijaynagar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Elephant Beach.

Plan trip to Havelock Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

1
night
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
On the 30th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Ross Island, then contemplate the long history of Cellular Jail, then step off the mainland to explore Jolly Buoy Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Chatham Saw Mill.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Blair trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havelock Island to Port Blair in 3.5 hours. December in Port Blair sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, stop by Kumortuli, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, make a trip to Mother House, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, then take a stroll through Park Street, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally make a trip to College Street (Boi Para).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Port Blair to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. When traveling from Port Blair in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Kolkata (Calcutta): temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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