5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Chennai Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 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 out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, contemplate the long history of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In May, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chennai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 4th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally visit Fort St. George. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites