12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Jaipur & New Delhi Itinerary

12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Jaipur & New Delhi Itinerary

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12 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Jaipur & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Let's Meetup Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Travel Chhuti Chhuti and Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belur Math and South Park Street Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur (about 2 hours away). Spend the 26th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, wander the streets of Rusirani Village, and then make a trip to Monkey Temple (Galta Ji).

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jaipur when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Get a sense of the local culture at India Gate and Bahai Lotus Temple. Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to Climbing Tours in Leh--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip site .

Fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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