8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Santiniketan Itinerary

8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Santiniketan Itinerary

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8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Santiniketan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Santiniketan
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Victoria Memorial Hall and Science City. For shopping fun, head to Park Street or Kumortuli. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), get a taste of the local shopping with New Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple, and stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery.

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If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Parks
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

2
nights
Santiniketan

Santiniketan ©
Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 160 km north of Kolkata . On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Kankalitala Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Khoai Mela, then identify plant and animal life at Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally see the interesting displays at Amar Kutir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chhatimtala, then explore and take pictures at Visva Bharati University, then stop by Alcha, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Prakriti Bhavan.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santiniketan trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Santiniketan takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bolpur
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Prakriti Bhavan ©
Prakriti Bhavan
Amar Kutir ©
Amar Kutir
The Kankalitala Temple ©
The Kankalitala Temple

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