9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Guwahati Itinerary

9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Guwahati Itinerary

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9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Guwahati
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Netaji Bhawan. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, look for gifts at Sunshine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and don't miss a visit to Ankur Kala.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Food Tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple and ISKCON Guwahati. Venture out of the city with trips to Nameri National Park (in Nameri National Park) and Shillong (Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, All Saints Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, get outside with Awe Rides, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Navagraha Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Brahmaputra River.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Guwahati itinerary builder app .

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. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, Guwahati is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shillong, Brahmaputra River, Nameri National Park
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©

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