5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
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.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally take a stroll through Park Street. On the next day, look for gifts at Kumortuli, don't miss a visit to Mother House, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Family-friendly places like Kanyakumari Beach and Vivekananda Rock Memorial will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Kanyakumari to Thuckalay to see Padmanabhapuram Palace about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, take in the views from Mathur Aqueduct, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kanyakumari takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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