12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Puri
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puri side-trips: Konark (Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark Sun Temple, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, make a trip to Varahi Deula Temple, kick back and relax at Swargadwar Beach, and explore the activities along Chilika Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puri trip builder app.

Kochi (Cochin) to Puri is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, things will get slightly colder in Puri: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Konark
Highlights from your plan
Chilika Lake ©
Chilika Lake
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach

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 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math, and then contemplate the long history of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Park Street, and then get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip tool.

Getting from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Puri in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kolkata (Calcutta): temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Walking tours

3
nights
Varanasi

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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, take in the exciting artwork at Ruchika Art Gallery, make a trip to Sarnath, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January: high temperatures in Varanasi hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rishikesh (Spas, Lakshman Jhula Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, make a trip to Birla Ghat, and look for all kinds of wild species at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Haridwar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Rishikesh
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Lakshman Jhula Bridge ©
Lakshman Jhula Bridge
Spas

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