32 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shimla Itinerary

32 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shimla Itinerary

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32 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 16 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Durgapur

16
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kolkata (Calcutta) side-trips: Belur Math (in Belur), Chandannagar (The Strand, KMDA Park (Wonderland Park), & more) and Howrah (Second Hooghly Bridge & Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour builder app .

Durgapur to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. October in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chandannagar, Howrah, Belur Math
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Belur Math ©
Belur Math

13
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Craignano (in Mashobra), Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Solan (Jatoli Shiv Temple & Mohan Shakti Heritage Park). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Mall, appreciate the views at Green Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and stroll through Annandale.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chail, Solan, Mahamai Temple, St Mary's Church, Naldehra Golf Course
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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