12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Meghalaya Itinerary

12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Meghalaya Itinerary

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12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Meghalaya Itinerary

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Strand and Jain Temple - Kolkata. Explore Kolkata (Calcutta)'s surroundings by going to Bandel (in Hooghly) and Second Hooghly Bridge (in Howrah). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at Nehru Children's Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Mother House.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) journey builder app .

Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Second Hooghly Bridge, Bandel, The Strand
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Jain Temple - Kolkata ©
Jain Temple - Kolkata
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and Shillong Peak. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, make a trip to Shillong View Point, admire the striking features of The Grand Madina Masjid, and see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shillong holiday website .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, Shillong is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sohra.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

3
nights
Sohra

Sohra ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Arwah Cave and Wah Kaba Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sohra online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Sohra takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smit Village
Highlights from your plan
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge

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