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Planning a trip to Kolkata, West Bengal, India

29th May to 4th Jun, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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INR 66,000 - 90,000View Breakdown

Things to do in Kolkata in May

Day 1 - Wednesday 29th, May
Morning -

Arrive in Kolkata by train from Kesinga, Odisha. Check into a budget-friendly hotel near Howrah Railway Station.

Afternoon -

Visit Victoria Memorial, an iconic landmark of Kolkata. Have a relaxed lunch at Mocambo, a famous restaurant known for its Continental cuisine.

Evening -

Stroll along the banks of the Hooghly River at Princep Ghat and enjoy a leisurely dinner at Suruchee, a local eatery known for its authentic Bengali cuisine.

Day 2 - Thursday 30th, May
Morning -

Visit the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a beautiful and serene temple complex dedicated to Goddess Kali, located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. Enjoy breakfast at Adi Chitra Handmade Sweets, known for its authentic Bengali sweets and snacks.

Afternoon -

Explore the Kalighat Kali Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, and then head to South Indian Coffee House for a traditional South Indian lunch.

Evening -

Relax at Rabindra Sarobar, also known as the Dhakuria Lake, and have dinner at 6 Ballygunge Place, a renowned restaurant serving delectable Bengali cuisine.

Day 3 - Friday 31st, May
Morning -

Take a ferry ride along the Hooghly River and visit Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Enjoy a riverside breakfast at The Canteen at Belur Math.

Afternoon -

Relax at Millennium Park, a riverside park offering beautiful views of the Hooghly River. Enjoy a light lunch at Oudh 1590, a restaurant serving Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine.

Evening -

Witness the stunning sunset at Princep Ghat and savor traditional Bengali snacks and tea at Anadi Cabin, a famous heritage tea house.

Day 4 - Saturday 1st, Jun
Morning -

Explore the Indian Museum, the largest and oldest museum in India, showcasing an extensive collection of antiques, armor, fossils, mummies, and paintings. Have a light breakfast at Flury's, a heritage tearoom offering a range of cakes, pastries, and beverages.

Afternoon -

Visit Marble Palace, an exquisite mansion with a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, and antiques. Enjoy lunch at Here & Now, a cozy cafe with a diverse menu.

Evening -

Stroll through College Street, known as the largest second-hand book market in the world, and explore the vibrant stalls. Enjoy dinner at Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick, renowned for its traditional Bengali sweets.

Day 5 - Sunday 2nd, Jun
Morning -

Visit the Botanical Gardens, home to a diverse collection of rare plants and the iconic Great Banyan Tree. Have a traditional Bengali breakfast at Tero Parbon, a quaint restaurant offering a taste of authentic Bengali cuisine.

Afternoon -

Relax and unwind at Eco Park, a sprawling urban park featuring several ecological zones, lakes, and recreational areas. Enjoy a light lunch at Nalban Food Park for a variety of cuisines.

Evening -

Take a serene boat ride on the lakes of Eco Park and enjoy dinner at Aaheli, a restaurant serving authentic Bengali cuisine in a tranquil setting.

Day 6 - Monday 3rd, Jun
Morning -

Relax at the Indian Coffee House, a legendary coffee house known for its intellectual and cultural heritage. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and take in the historical charm.

Afternoon -

Indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience at Sawasdee Namaste Spa to unwind and soothe your senses. Have lunch at Bhojohori Manna, known for its delicious Bengali cuisine.

Evening -

Take a leisurely walk along Park Street and enjoy a delightful dinner at Peter Cat, a popular restaurant known for its sizzlers and Continental cuisine.

Day 7 - Tuesday 4th, Jun
Morning -

Check out of the hotel and take a morning stroll at Kolkata Maidan, a vast stretch of lush greenery. Enjoy breakfast at Flurys for a delightful end to the trip.

Afternoon -

Explore the charming streets of Kumartuli, known for its traditional potters' quarter and exquisite clay idols. Have lunch at Suruchee, a local eatery known for its authentic Bengali cuisine.

Evening -

Depart from Kolkata by train to Kesinga, Odisha, filled with wonderful memories of a relaxing trip.

Weather in Kolkata in Invalid date
Avg Temp26°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain50%
SeasonSummer

May in Kolkata is generally hot and humid, with occasional thunderstorms. The weather can be unpredictable, so it's best to be prepared for both sunshine and rain. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kolkata

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight cotton clothing -

For breathable and comfortable wear in the warm weather.

Kurta or salwar kameez -

To experience the local culture and blend in.

Shawls or scarves -

For covering up in temples or during chilly evenings.

Swimsuit (optional) -

If you plan to visit the beaches or relax by the pool.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

To keep the sun off your head.

Scarf or bandana -

For covering your head or neck from the sun or dust.

Handkerchief -

For wiping your hands or face.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport or ID card -

For identification purposes.

Train tickets -

For travel.

Money and credit cards -

For expenses.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Medications (if any) -

For personal health needs.

Travel documents and insurance -

For safety and documentation.

Good to Have

Camera -

To capture your travel memories.

Travel guidebook -

For information on local attractions and experiences.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.

Snacks -

For quick bites during travel or sightseeing.

Language guidebook or translation app -

For basic communication if needed.

Electronics

Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and entertainment.

Travel adapter -

To plug in your electronics if needed.

Power bank -

To keep your electronics charged.

Headphones or earphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and major credit cards are widely accepted. UPI payments are also gaining popularity.

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Budget for Kolkata, West Bengal, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR66,000 - 90,000

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
flight expense
INR 4,000- 4,000
food
INR 16,000- 24,000
hotel
INR 32,000- 40,000
local travelling
INR 4,000- 6,000
activities
INR 6,000- 10,000
misc
INR 4,000- 6,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Try local street food for an authentic taste of Kolkata at a budget-friendly cost.
  • Take advantage of public transportation such as trams and ferries for affordable and scenic travel within the city.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.