6 days in Varanasi & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

6 days in Varanasi & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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6 days in Varanasi & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Varanasi

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.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Manikarnika Ghat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Tours
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Walking tours
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
nights
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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, make a trip to Mother House, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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