40 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), New Delhi & Pune Itinerary

40 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), New Delhi & Pune Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 10 nights
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New Delhi
— 16 nights
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Pune
— 13 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta): Howrah (Second Hooghly Bridge & Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In May in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

New Delhi

— 16 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad), Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sai Ka Angan Temple, iSKATE, &more) and Noida (Worlds of Wonder, DLF Mall Of India, &more). Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure Island. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in New Delhi

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pune

— 13 nights

Oxford of the East

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamshet (Uksan lake, kamshet & Parasailing & Paragliding), Pawna Lake (in Khandala) and Gryffindor Laser Tag & Cafe (in Hinjewadi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON NVCC Temple, admire the natural beauty at Pune Okayama Friendship Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pune road trip planning site.

Fly from New Delhi to Pune in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips