4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Paro Itinerary

4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Paro Itinerary

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4 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Paro Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
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Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramakrishna Math, and finally don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing planning site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Photography Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, cruise along Chele La Pass, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paro day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Paro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, expect Paro to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Photography Tours
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

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