22 days in Eastern India Itinerary

22 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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

3
nights
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cuttack (Paradeep Beach & Netaji Birth Place Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Shree Ram Mandir, explore the world behind art at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, and steep yourself in history at Udayagiri Pilgrimage.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bhubaneswar travel route planner .

Mumbai to Bhubaneswar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Bhubaneswar are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Puri.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cuttack
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puri: Mangalajodi (in Khurda) and Konark Sun Temple (in Konark). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, steep yourself in history at Bedi Hanuman Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Konark Beach, and stroll through Balighai Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puri day trip app .

Traveling by train from Bhubaneswar to Puri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Puri are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Konark Sun Temple, Mangalajodi
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

5
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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Mother House, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kolkata (Calcutta) using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puri in December: highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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

4
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Pelling sightseeing tool .

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tarey Bhir in Namchi (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. December in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tarey Bhir
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill