18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bhubaneswar
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Puri
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Sohra
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Pelling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
7
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

4
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple and Lohagad Fort. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple and Chaturshrungi Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuleshwar Temple, steep yourself in history at Nilkantheshwar Temple, make a trip to Shree Chintamani Temple, and explore the ancient world of Rajgad Fort.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pune road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pune. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple, Lohagad Fort
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Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple
Bhuleshwar Temple ©
Bhuleshwar Temple
Chaturshrungi Temple ©
Chaturshrungi Temple

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir, admire the striking features of Rajarani Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of MukteshwarTemple, then make a trip to Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ashokan Rock Edict, then steep yourself in history at Chausathi Jogini Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradeep Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Anantashayana Vishnu.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bhubaneswar online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Pune to Bhubaneswar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Bhubaneswar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Puri.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuttack
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MukteshwarTemple ©
MukteshwarTemple
Chausathi Jogini Temple ©
Chausathi Jogini Temple
ISKCON Temple ©
ISKCON Temple

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Raghurajpur Artist Village and Swargadwar Beach will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ramchandi Beach and Puri Beach. When in Puri, make a side trip to see Konark Sun Temple in Konark, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimala Temple, kick back and relax at Konark Beach, don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balighai Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Puri route builder tool .

Take a train from Bhubaneswar to Puri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Puri

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Konark
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Vimala Temple ©
Vimala Temple
Raghurajpur Artist Village ©
Raghurajpur Artist Village

1
night
Sohra

Sohra ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Daiñthlen Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cherrapunjee itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puri to Cherrapunjee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Sohra

Nature Parks
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Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Daiñthlen Falls ©
Daiñthlen Falls

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Attractions like Nathula and Tsongmo Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Ranka Monastery. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gonjang Monastery, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cherrapunjee to Gangtok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Nathula ©
Nathula

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling online vacation planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and St. John's Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and Birla Temple. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, shop like a local with Park Street, get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pelling in November since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple

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