11 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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11 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Indore
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Indore

3
days
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Gangtok is known for sightseeing, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery, and explore the activities along Tsomgo Lake.

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Indore to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
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Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

3
days
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Darjeeling is known for sightseeing, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

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Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 2 hours. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
days
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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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