4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
taxi + train + Fly:  3​h
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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 19th (Thu), make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). April in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mahabalipuram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Madurai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
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St. Mary's Cathedral Church

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