23 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Srinagar Itinerary

23 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Srinagar Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 15 nights
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Srinagar
— 1 day
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 15 nights

City of Joy

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 Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Netaji Bhawan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta): Shrine Basilica Bandel (in Hooghly), The Strand (in Chandannagar) and Howrah (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden & Second Hooghly Bridge). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math, get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) travel planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In December, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Srinagar

— 1 day

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip planning app.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Srinagar by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Srinagar is colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites