8 days in Eastern India Itinerary

8 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Puri
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
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 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling travel route planner.

Jaipur to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in June: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery, then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Pelling online holiday planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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, take a stroll through Park Street, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Puri.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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

1
night
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Jagannath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimala Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Konark Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puri trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Puri can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach
Vimala Temple ©
Vimala Temple