9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Chennai
train:  28​h
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 6 nights
train:  28​h
End: Chennai

6
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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.
Shop till you drop at Sunshine and Gallery Kolkata. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strand and Shrine Basilica Bandel. Get out of town with these interesting Kolkata (Calcutta) side-trips: Chandannagar (Chandannagar Church & Sacred Heart Church) and Maa Chinnamasta Temple (in Bishnupur). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, get engrossed in the history at Vivekananda Museum, contemplate the long history of Barah Mihirer Dhipi Archeological Site, and buy something for everyone on your list at Diamond Plaza.

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Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Chandannagar, Shrine Basilica Bandel, Maa Chinnamasta Temple
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Sacred Heart Church
Jain Temple - Kolkata ©
Jain Temple - Kolkata

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