43 days in Eastern India Itinerary

43 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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43 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Alipurduar District
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Darjeeling
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gosaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sundarbans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Purulia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Nilgiri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Bhitarkanika National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Puri
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Alipurduar District

Alipurduar District ©
Step out of the city life by going to Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve. Step out of Alipurduar District to go to Cooch Behar and see SagarDighi, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Jaldapara National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alipurduar District trip planner .

Mumbai to Alipurduar District is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Alipurduar District

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

SagarDighi
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Jaldapara National Park ©
Jaldapara National Park
Buxa Tiger Reserve ©
Buxa Tiger Reserve
SagarDighi ©
SagarDighi

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nathula Pass and Tharpa Choling Monastery. Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Charkhole. Change things up with a short trip to Delo Park in Kalimpong (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery, and make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Alipurduar District to Gangtok in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalimpong, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Teesta River, Charkhole
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tinchuley Village and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Your inner history buff will appreciate Char Dham and Bhutia Busty Gompa Monastery. Step out of Darjeeling with an excursion to Tonglu in Singalila National Park--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take a peaceful walk through Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Chandulal's.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling visit planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tonglu, Char Dham, Lake View Nest
Highlights from your plan
Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Victoria Memorial Hall and Konark Collectables. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolkata (Calcutta): Chandannagar (The Strand & Chandannagar Church), Chinsurah Dutch Cemetery (in Hooghly) and Avani Riverside Mall (in Howrah). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Park Street, hunt for treasures at Hatibagan Market, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and explore the world behind art at Rabindra Tirtha.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in February, expect Kolkata (Calcutta) to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gosaba.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chandannagar, Susana Anna Maria Monument, Avani Riverside Mall, Chinsurah Dutch Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

1
night
Gosaba

Gosaba
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Gosaba Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Visit Sunderbans- Take A Break Travels.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gosaba vacation maker website .

Drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gosaba in 4.5 hours. In February in Gosaba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Gosaba

Parks Wildlife Nature

3
nights
Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park ©
Get outdoors at Sundarbans and Mangrove Eco Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sundarbans National Park trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Gosaba to Sundarbans National Park with the Route module. February in Sundarbans National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Purulia.

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sundarbans
Highlights from your plan
Sundarbans ©
Sundarbans
Mangrove Eco Garden ©
Mangrove Eco Garden
Hiron Point ©
Hiron Point

1
night
Purulia

Purulia ©
Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Ajodhya Hill and Forest Reserve Area. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Murguma.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Purulia itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sundarbans National Park to Purulia. In March, daily temperatures in Purulia can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nilgiri.

Things to do in Purulia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ajodhya Hill and Forest Reserve Area ©
Murguma ©
Murguma

3
nights
Nilgiri

Nilgiri ©
Get some cultural insight at Jagannatha Temple and Kichakagarh Fort. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kichakeswari Temple and Emami Jagannath Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Nilgiri side-trips: Simlipal National Park (in Simlipal National Park), Khiching Temple (in Baripada) and Balasore (Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve & Kuldiha Wild Life Santuary). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Mukurthi National Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nilgiri trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Purulia to Nilgiri in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bhitarkanika National Park.

Things to do in Nilgiri

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baripada, Balasore
Highlights from your plan
Mukurthi National Park ©
Mukurthi National Park
Jagannatha Temple ©
Jagannatha Temple
Kichakeswari Temple ©
Kichakeswari Temple

1
night
Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bhitarkanika National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Nilgiri to Bhitarkanika National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Puri.

Things to do in Bhitarkanika National Park

Wildlife Parks

6
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 some cultural insight at Konark Sun Temple and Lingaraja Temple. Get some historical perspective at Jagannath Temple and MukteshwarTemple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puri: Mangalajodi (in Khurda), Chandrabhaga Beach (in Konark) and Bhubaneswar (Udayagiri Pilgrimage, Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Puri Beach, stroll through Balighai Beach, identify plant and animal life at Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Chilika Lake.

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

You can drive from Bhitarkanika National Park to Puri in 5 hours. March in Puri sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhubaneswar, Konark, Mangalajodi
Highlights from your plan
Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

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