18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
2
Guwahati
— 2 nights
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
5
Ranchi
— 2 nights
6
Raipur
— 2 nights
7
Puri
— 2 nights

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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.
Head to Acropolis Mall and Academy of Fine Artsfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sundar Gram. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolkata (Calcutta): Second Hooghly Bridge (in Howrah) and Belur Math (in Belur). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, admire the striking features of St. John's Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Malik Ghat Flower Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) route builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In January in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Second Hooghly Bridge, Tonglu, Belur Math
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belur Math ©
Belur Math

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Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Navagraha Temple, take in the exciting artwork at The Maati Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basistha Ashram Temple, thenbrowse the different shops at Pantaloons Mall, and finally stroll the grounds of War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Assam Rajyik State Museum, contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, thenhunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar, thensee the sky in a new way at Guwahati Planetarium, and finally stroll the grounds of Guwahati War Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Guwahati trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Guwahati. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bhimeswar Dham
Highlights from your plan
War Memorial ©
War Memorial
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): visit MG Marg, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, thensteep yourself in history at Nathula, and finally don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Golden Tips Tea Shop, go for a walk through Kalapatthar, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir, thenadmire the sheer force of Bakthang Waterfalls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phensong Monastery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok trip site.

You can fly from Guwahati to Gangtok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sikkim, Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nathula ©
Nathula

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, get engrossed in the history at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamahatta, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tinchuley Village, thenmake a trip to Batasia Loop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St. Mary's Hill, view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Devi-Sthan Temple, thenidentify plant and animal life at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, thenbrowse the different shops at Rink Mall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

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Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ranchi.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

2
nights
Ranchi

Ranchi
Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the activities along Ranchi Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandmayee Ashram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angrabadi Temple Complex, thenadmire the sheer force of Hirni Falls, thenstroll around Deer Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Deori Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deori Temple, browse the different shops at JD HI Street Mall, thenbrowse the different shops at Nucleus Mall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Panch Gagh Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Panchghagh Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ranchi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darjeeling to Ranchi. January in Ranchi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Panchghagh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Deori Temple
Deori Temple
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Pahari Mandir ©
Pahari Mandir

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nights
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Shop till you drop at Ambuja City Center Mall and Magneto - The Mall. Step out of the city life by going to Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Udanti Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Raipur: Gandheswar Temple (in Mahasamund), Durg (Tandula Dam, Pasharwanath Tirth, &more) and Bhilai (Surya Treasure Island Mall, Shree Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajiv Lochan Temple, admire the masterpieces at Purkhouti Muktangan, learn more about the world around you at Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum, and explore the galleries of Mahakoshal Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Raipur holiday builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ranchi to Raipur. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Ranchi in January since evenings lows in Raipur dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bhilai, Durg, Gandheswar Temple, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Somnath Temple ©
Somnath Temple
Rajiv Lochan Temple ©
Rajiv Lochan Temple
Ambuja City Center Mall ©
Ambuja City Center Mall

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Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loknath Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimala Temple, thenkick back and relax at Baliharachandi Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally kick back and relax at Balighai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakshigopal Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Chandrabhaga Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konark Sun Temple, kick back and relax at Ramchandi Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramachandi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Bedi Hanuman Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puri online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raipur to Puri. Traveling from Raipur in January, expect nights in Puri to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Konark
Highlights from your plan
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Chandrabhaga Beach ©
Chandrabhaga Beach
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach

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