16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Puri
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Bhubaneswar
— 3 nights
Fly
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2

Varanasi

— 3 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sarnath and Rajendraprasad Ghat. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bharat Kala Bhavan and Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, browse the exhibits of Kriti Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

Plan trip to Varanasi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tallinn, Estonia to Varanasi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Tallinn to Varanasi. Traveling from Tallinn in March, things will get much hotter in Varanasi: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Bodh Gaya

— 1 night
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple and then admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bodh Gaya trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 3 nights

City of Joy

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Victoria Memorial Hall and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar). Appreciate the collections at Jute Museum and The Harrington Street Arts Centre. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery and take an in-depth tour of The RBI Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning site.

Getting from Bodh Gaya to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bodh Gaya in March since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Puri.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Puri

— 3 nights
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
You'll get in some beach time at Puri Beach and Balighai Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Konark Sun Temple and Jagannath Temple. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Konark Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baliharachandi Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puri itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Puri are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Puri

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Bhubaneswar

— 3 nights

Temple City of India

A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts and MukteshwarTemple. Popular historic sites such as Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple and ISKCON Temple are in your itinerary. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir and explore the fascinating underground world of Udayagiri Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bhubaneswar trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Puri to Bhubaneswar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

New Delhi

— 2 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, New Delhi is a bit cooler than Bhubaneswar - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.