6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

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6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Guwahati
— Few hours
3
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall and then make a trip to Mother House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning website .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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hours
Guwahati

Guwahati
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Guwahati when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Shillong on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Guwahati

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of The Grand Madina Masjid, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shillong trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Guwahati to Shillong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Museums
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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