10 days in Mumbai, Shillong & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

10 days in Mumbai, Shillong & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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1
Mumbai
— 4 nights
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get some historical perspective at Shree Siddhivinayak and Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Nariman Point, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, kick back and relax at Juhu Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip website.

Pune to Mumbai is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Mumbai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves
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Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Shillong to Sohra to see Mawkdok Dympep Valley about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, take a stroll through Police Bazar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, and see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

Before you visit Shillong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Mumbai to Shillong in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Shillong, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Mawkdok Dympep Valley
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures ©
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Mawkdok Dympep Valley ©
Mawkdok Dympep Valley

2
nights
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 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, thentake a stroll through Park Street, and finally snap pictures at Howrah Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenget a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) tour website.

Traveling by flight from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, Kolkata (Calcutta) is somewhat warmer than Shillong - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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