4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Lucknow Itinerary

4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Lucknow Itinerary

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4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Lucknow Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Lucknow
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Park Street or Kumortuli. Get some historical perspective at Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Kalighat Kali Temple. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, try out the rides at Science City, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kolkata (Calcutta). In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Ada Chikan, take a stroll through Hazratganj, see the interesting displays at The Residency, then admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, and finally steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucknow trip planner .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Lucknow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency

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