10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India itinerary builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

5
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: take in the views from Howrah Bridge, take a stroll through Park Street, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kolkata (Calcutta). September in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

4
nights
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Get out of town with these interesting Shillong side-trips: Sohra (Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, take a stroll through Police Bazar, and identify plant and animal life at Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shillong holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Shillong, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sohra
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

Similar Plans

11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Malaysia & Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Shillong BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United Arab Emirates & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans