10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: 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.
Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In December in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple & Alappuzha Beach). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip website.

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
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Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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