7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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7 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Nashville
Fly:  35​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Puri
— Few hours
Fly:  34​h
Nashville

2
days
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 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

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Nashville, USA to Gangtok is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in Gangtok hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Gangtok in May, with highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puri.

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Victoria Memorial Hall
Howrah Bridge
South Park Street Cemetery

1
day
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 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bedi Hanuman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, and finally explore the activities along Narendra Sarovara.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

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Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple
Bedi Hanuman Temple