5 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Barbotey Rock Garden ©
Barbotey Rock Garden

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quest Mall and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolkata (Calcutta): Howrah (Second Hooghly Bridge & Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Sunshine, and get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Quest Mall ©
Quest Mall
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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