5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
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Khajuraho
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Mandla
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
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Kohka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mother House, take a stroll through Park Street, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and finally make a trip to College Street (Boi Para).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Belur Math
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitragupta Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Khajuraho day trip planner .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Khajuraho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Mandla.

Things to do in Khajuraho

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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

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Mandla

Mandla ©
Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sahastradhara and then identify plant and animal life at Kanha National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Mandla takes 7.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mandla can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kohka.

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Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park
Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara

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Kohka

Kohka ©
On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Pench Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kohka road trip tool .

Drive from Mandla to Kohka in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kohka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kohka

Parks Wildlife

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Pench Tiger Reserve
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Pench Tiger Reserve ©
Pench Tiger Reserve

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