6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Varanasi Itinerary

6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Varanasi Itinerary

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6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Varanasi Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
Popular historic sites such as Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Kalighat Kali Temple are in your itinerary. Head to Park Street and Kumortulifor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rabindra Sarovar.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) tour planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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

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Varanasi

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), explore the activities along Ganges River, and then don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, you will find days in Varanasi are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). On the 1st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Ganges River
Ganges River
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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