7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

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7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Shillong
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Birla Industrial & Technological Museum. Netaji Bhawan and Rail Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vivekananda Museum, see the interesting displays at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, stop by Kumortuli, and explore the galleries of Academy of Fine Arts.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rail Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Netaji Bhawan ©
Netaji Bhawan
Vivekananda Museum ©
Vivekananda Museum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to David Scott Trail and Rainbow Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Arwah Cave and Wah Kaba Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Shillong side-trips: Cherrapunjee (Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Daiñthlen Falls, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and learn about all things military at Air Force Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shillong trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Shillong, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, David Scott Trail
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David Scott Trail ©
David Scott Trail
Mawkdok Dympep Valley ©
Mawkdok Dympep Valley
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave

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