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Eastern and Southern India Odyssey: From Kolkata to Kovalam



28 Nights / 29 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heartlands of India with our ‘Eastern and Southern India Odyssey: From Kolkata to Kovalam.’ This 29-day adventure takes you on a captivating exploration of rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. From the bustling streets of Kolkata to the tranquil beaches of Kovalam, this odyssey promises an immersive experience of Eastern and Southern India’s diverse wonders.


  • Begin your journey in Kolkata, exploring historic landmarks such as Fort William, Victoria Memorial, and the iconic Howrah Bridge.
  • Drive to Balasore, visiting the Khirachora Gopinatha Temple, Jagannatha Temple, and enjoying leisure time at Chandipur Beach.
  • Discover the unique flora and fauna of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary through jungle explorations.
  • Explore the cultural heritage of Bhubaneshwar with visits to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udaigiri, known for their Buddhist and Jain monasteries.
  • Experience the spiritual charm of Puri, including the Konark Sun Temple, artisan villages, and serene beaches, before continuing your journey through captivating destinations.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 46%
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 56%
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 55%
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 60%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 59%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 63%


Day 1: Kolkata
Arrival at Kolkata airport, transfer to hotel. Rest and leisure time at the hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
Full-day city tour of Kolkata, including Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and other landmarks.
Day 3: Kolkata - Balasore (250km)
Drive to Balasore, check in at the hotel. Visit Khirachora Gopinatha Temple and Jagannatha Temple. Enjoy free time at Chandipur Beach.
Day 4: Balasore - Bhitarkanika (165km)
Drive to Bhitarkanika, check in at the hotel. Explore the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its unique flora and fauna.
Day 5: Bhitarkanika
Explore Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, home to various wildlife species and exotic birds. Enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the area.
Day 6: Bhitarkanika - Bhubaneshwar (200km)
Drive to Bhubaneshwar via visits to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udaigiri, known for their Buddhist and Jain monasteries. Explore the local history and culture.
Day 7: Bhubaneshwar - Puri (75km)
Visit Lingaraja Temple, Mukteshwara Temple, Parashurameshwara Temple, Dhauli, and Udaigiri & Khandgiri caves. Drive to Puri, check in at the hotel.
Day 8: Puri
Explore Puri, including the Konark Sun Temple, Pipili applique work village, Raghurajpur artisan village, Ramchandi temple, Chandrabhaga beach, and the Jagannath temple.
Day 9: Puri - Gopalpur (135km)
Drive to Gopalpur, enroute visit Chilika Lake. Enjoy a boat ride amidst migratory birds and picturesque landscapes.
Day 10: Gopalpur - Srikakulam (170km)
Drive to Srikakulam, visit the Buddhist heritage site of Salihundam and local temples.
Day 11: Srikakulam - Araku Valley (145km)
Drive to Araku Valley, visit Borra Caves, Tribal Museum, coffee plantations, waterfalls, and viewpoints.
Day 12: Araku Valley - Vizag (120km)
Drive to Vizag, visit Submarine Museum, Kailasagiri, Victory at Sea War Memorial, and other attractions.
Day 13: Vizag - Kakinada (155km)
Drive to Kakinada, enjoy a boat safari in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, visit temples, and relax on the beach.
Day 14: Kakinada - Machilipatnam (255km)
Drive to Machilipatnam, visit temples, Panduranga Swamy Temple, and enjoy the beach.
Day 15: Machilipatnam - Nellore (300km)
Drive to Nellore, visit Ranganatha Temple and Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
Day 16: Nellore - Chennai (275km)
Drive to Chennai via Venkatagiri Fort, Tirupati, and Tirumala. Explore the temples and drive to Chennai.
Day 17: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120km)
Drive to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram, visit temples and monuments. Explore Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, and Shore Temple.
Day 18: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120km)
Drive to Pondicherry, visit Aurovil, Pondicherry Museum, and explore French Quarters and beaches.
Day 19: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180km)
Drive to Thanjavur via Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple, and Dhauli. Arrive in Thanjavur.
Day 20: Thanjavur - Trichy (60km)
Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, Thanjavur Art Gallery, Saraswathi Mahal Library, and drive to Trichy. Explore Rock Fort Temple and other attractions.
Day 21: Trichy - Madurai (135km)
Drive to Madurai, visit Meenakshi Temple, St. Francis Church, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, and other sites.
Day 22: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170km)
Drive to Rameshwaram, visit Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple and Adams Bridge.
Day 23: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320km)
Drive to Kanyakumari, visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Vattakottai Fort, Kumari Amman Temple, and Kanyakumari Beach.
Day 24: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80km)
Drive to Kovalam, enjoy leisure time on the beach.
Day 25: Kovalam
Free day for personal activities and relaxation.
Day 26: Kovalam
Free day for personal activities and relaxation.
Day 27: Kovalam - Alleppey (160km)
Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty for a houseboat cruise through backwaters.
Day 28: Alleppey - Cochin (60km)
Drive to Cochin, explore Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, and more. Enjoy a Kathakali performance in the evening.
Day 29: Cochin - Departure
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.


  • Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport
  • 28 nights' accommodation in mixed 3, 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
  • Boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
  • Applicable GST (government taxes).
  • Any flight ticket
  • Camera charges
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Kolkata - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Balasore - Hotel Swarnachuda/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar
Bhitarkanika - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika
Bhubaneswar - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri - Mayfair Waves
Gopalpur - Mayfair Palm Beach Resort
Srikakulam - APTDC Haritha Beach Resort Baruva/ Hotel Grand
Araku Valley - Haritha Valley Resort Araku/ Haritha Hill Resort
Visakhapatnam - The Gateway Hotel Beach Road/ The Bheemli Resort Managed By AccorHotels
Kakinada - Grand Kakinada by GRT Hotels
Machilipatnam  Hotel SS Grand INN/ RK Good Times
Nellore - Minerva Grand/Bergamont Hotels
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Mahabalipuram - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore - Svatma
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Kanyakumari - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam - Raviz Kovalam/ Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien


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