5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Puri
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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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 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple and then stroll through Konark Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple, then kick back and relax at Chandrabhaga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Puri Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puri trip builder .

Chennai (Madras) to Puri is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Puri can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Puri

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Konark
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach
Chandrabhaga Beach ©
Chandrabhaga Beach

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, make a trip to Nathula Pass, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, take a stroll through MG Marg, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Gangtok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Park Street, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then look for gifts at Kumortuli, and finally make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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