Once you arrive in Kolkata you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Kolkata or to relax at the hotel.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the metropolis, including the Victoria Memorial, the Indian Museum, the Jain Temple and the Howrah bridge.
Formerly known as Calcutta, India’s second-largest city (pop. 14,000,000) is a fascinating east coast metropolis. Visit the Marble Palace mansion to see the paintings and statues, the Jain Temple, Dakshineswar Hindu Temple - 12 Shiva shrines, Belur Math - a temple complex and headquarters of a Monastic Order that is Hindu in origin, the Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie Square (interesting architecture) and the Nakhoda Mosque. For a spectacular view of the city, climb the Octherlony Monument (218 steps up).
Kolkata is also the home of Mother Teresa’s Ashram Home of Children - a visit there can be an emotional and enlightening experience. For a spot of shopping head to the Maidan (a market) and as in many large Indian cities, Kolkata has a fascinating train station, worth a visit even if you’re not taking a train.
Overnight: Kolkata | Breakfast