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Planning a trip to Kolkata, West Bengal, India

4th May to 10th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Kolkata in May

Day 1 - Saturday 4th, May
morning -

Arrival in Kolkata

afternoon -

Explore College Street for book shopping

evening -

Visit Kumartuli - famous for clay idol making

Day 2 - Sunday 5th, May
morning -

Take a walk around Sovabazar Rajbari

afternoon -

Visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari - ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore

evening -

Explore Marble Palace

Day 3 - Monday 6th, May
morning -

Travel to Shantiniketan by train

afternoon -

Visit Kala Bhavana and Upasana Griha in Shantiniketan

evening -

Enjoy the local art and craft at Sonajhuri Haat

Day 4 - Tuesday 7th, May
morning -

Visit Jadu Ghar and New Market for street shopping

afternoon -

Indulge in local street food at Tiretti Bazaar

evening -

Relax at Prinsep Ghat and enjoy local snacks from the street vendors

Day 5 - Monday 8th, May
morning -

Travel to Sundarbans by train and boat

afternoon -

Explore the wildlife and mangroves in Sundarbans

evening -

Enjoy a local Sundarbans style seafood meal at a local restaurant

Day 6 - Tuesday 9th, May
morning -

Visit Kalighat Temple and have breakfast at nearby food stalls

afternoon -

Explore Indian Museum for art and history

evening -

Attend a local cultural event at Nandan

Day 7 - Wednesday 10th, May
morning -

Relax and enjoy a nostalgic tram ride through the city

afternoon -

Shop for souvenirs at Dakshinapan Market

evening -

Explore the local flavors at Basanta Cabin for some Bengali snacks

Weather in Kolkata in Invalid date
Avg Temp26°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain30%

Kolkata in May is hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 26 to 35 degrees Celsius. There is a chance of rain, but it is generally not heavy or prolonged. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for India

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Kolkata

Clothing & Apparel

Cotton T-shirts and tank tops -

Kolkata weather is mostly hot and humid, so pack plenty of these.

Comfortable pants or skirts -

For exploring the city and visiting temples.

Light jacket or cardigan -

For evenings or if you visit air-conditioned places.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll do a lot of walking in Kolkata.

Indian attire (optional) -

If you want to experience the local culture.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

To keep the sun off your head.

Scarf -

Can be used as a sunshade or a headscarf.

Small backpack or crossbody bag -

To carry your essentials.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Required for entering India.

Indian currency -

Cash is still widely accepted in India.

Credit and debit cards -

For larger purchases and emergencies.

Travel insurance -

To protect yourself against unexpected events.

First-aid kit -

For minor cuts and scrapes.

Medications -

If you have any prescription medications.

Insect repellent -

To keep mosquitoes away.

Hand sanitizer -

To keep your hands clean.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Camera (optional) -

If you want to take high-quality photos.

Travel adapter -

To charge your electronics.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged.

Headphones or earbuds -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Translator app -

To help you communicate in Bengali if needed.

Good to have

Guidebook or travel guide app -

To help you plan your trip.

Reusable shopping bag -

To reduce waste.

Local SIM card -

For cheaper data and calls.

Small flashlight -

In case of power outages.

Travel pillow -

For comfort on the train.

Snacks -

To save money and avoid getting sick from street food.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and cards are both widely accepted in Kolkata. However, it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases and tips.

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