6 days in Puri & Bhubaneswar Itinerary

6 days in Puri & Bhubaneswar Itinerary

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6 days in Puri & Bhubaneswar Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Train:  7​h 30​min
1
Puri
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bhubaneswar
— 1 day
Train:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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 a sense of the local culture at Konark Sun Temple and Konark Museum. Relax by the water at Ramchandi Beach and Puri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puri: Mangalajodi (in Khurda) and Archaeological Museum (in Konark). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baliharachandi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vimala Temple, don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puri trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Konark, Mangalajodi
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Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi
Baliharachandi Beach ©
Baliharachandi Beach
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach

1
day
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 (Thu): admire the striking features of Dhauli Peace Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmeshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananta Vasudeva Temple, then steep yourself in history at Udayagiri Pilgrimage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaital Deul Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bhubaneswar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Puri to Bhubaneswar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Bhubaneswar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites
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Ananta Vasudeva Temple ©
Ananta Vasudeva Temple
Udayagiri Pilgrimage ©
Udayagiri Pilgrimage
Vaital Deul Temple ©
Vaital Deul Temple

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