12 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Odisha Itinerary

12 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Odisha Itinerary

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12 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Odisha Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Neil Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Havelock Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Puri
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bhubaneswar
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Jabalpur

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Neil Island travel planner.

Jabalpur to Neil Island is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

3
nights
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Havelock Island is known for beaches, wildlife, adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Havelock Island journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

2
nights
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cellular Jail, steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Chidiya Tapu. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Jolly Buoy Island, then see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, then head off the coast to Ross Island, and finally make a trip to Murugan Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Blair trip tool .

Traveling by car from Havelock Island to Port Blair takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Blair can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Puri.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balighai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govardhan Peetham, enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konark Sun Temple, and finally wander the streets of Raghurajpur Artist Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gaur Vihar Ashram, then enjoy the sand and surf at Konark Beach, and then explore the activities along Chilika Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puri trip planner .

You can fly from Port Blair to Puri in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in December, Puri is colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Konark Sun Temple
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

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nights
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Get out of town with these interesting Bhubaneswar side-trips: Cuttack (Anantashayana Vishnu, Simhanath Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, get to know the resident critters at Nandankanan Zoological Park, and admire the striking features of Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bhubaneswar day trip planning site .

Take a train from Puri to Bhubaneswar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cuttack, Harishankar
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Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park

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