9 days in Eastern India Itinerary

9 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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9 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Khurda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Puri
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Jaipur


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night
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 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mother House, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, wander the streets of Park Street, then don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip app .

Jaipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Khurda.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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night
Khurda

Khurda ©
Khordhais a city and a municipality area in Khordha district in the Indian state of Odisha. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Sankat Mochan Mahavir Pitha Tantamundia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mangalajodi.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Khurda trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Khurda. In July, daily temperatures in Khurda can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Khurda

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Sri Sankat Mochan Mahavir Pitha Tantamundia
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Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi

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.
On the 25th (Wed), stroll through Konark Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Ramachandi Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puri tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Khurda to Puri takes 2 hours. In July in Puri, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Puri

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach

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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 26th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take an in-depth tour of Himalayan Tibet Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Darjeeling in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner.

Drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, make a trip to Nathula Pass, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Gonjang Monastery.

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

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary ©
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

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