9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Howrah District Itinerary

9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Howrah District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Bengal travel route planner

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
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Howrah
— 6 nights
Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Lucknow

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math, and then contemplate the long history of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ankur Kala.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) route planner.

Lucknow to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Lucknow in March, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Howrah.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Howrah

— 6 nights
Howrah or Haora is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the West Bengal, India. Get some historical perspective at The Strand and Bangeshwar Mahadev. Chandannagar Church and Maa Chinnamasta Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Howrah side-trips: Bishnupur (Bishnupur Museum & Dalmadal Cannon), Sacred Heart Church (in Chandannagar) and Bandel (in Hooghly). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Santragachi Jheel, steep yourself in history at Panitras Samtaber, admire the natural beauty at Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Anand Niketan Kirtishala.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Howrah route builder website.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Howrah by car takes about an hour. In March in Howrah, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Howrah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Howrah District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens · Bridges
Howrah district is a district of the West Bengal state in eastern India. It has thousands of years of rich heritage in the form of the great Bengali kingdom of Bhurshut. The district is named after its headquarters, the city of Howrah.GeographyThe Howrah district lies between 22°48′ N and 22°12′ N latitudes and between 88°23′ E and 87°50′ E longitudes. The district is bounded by the Hooghly River and the North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts on the east, on the north by the Hooghly district (Arambagh and Shrirampur sub-divisions), and on the south by Midnapore East district (Tamluk sub-division). On the west Howrah district is bordered by the Ghatal sub-division of Midnapore West district, and partly by the Arambagh sub-division of Hooghly district to the north-west, and the Tamluk sub-division of Midnapore East district to the south-west.Boundaries of the district are naturally determined by Rupnarayan River on west and south-west, and by Bhagirathi-Hooghly river on east and south-east side. On north side, the boundary is an artificial one except for Bally Canal on north-east and Damodar River on north-west.

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