9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 4 nights

City of Joy

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pareshnath Jain Temple and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolkata (Calcutta): The Strand (in Chandannagar) and Hooghly (Indo-French Institute & Chandannagar Museum). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mother House, explore the activities along Rabindra Sarovar, examine the collection at Netaji Bhawan, and browse the exhibits of Vivekananda Museum.

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Bengaluru to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Bodh Gaya

— 4 nights
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Bhutan Monastery and Metta Buddharam Temple. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery, and make a trip to Mangla Gauri Temple.

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You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bodh Gaya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Bodh Gaya, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 1 day

City of Joy

On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parashnath Jain Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, then stroll the grounds of Bhawanipore Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Nehru Children's Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online day trip planner.

You can fly from Bodh Gaya to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Bodh Gaya in February, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums