6 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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6 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Dali Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, get great views at Tiger Hill, examine the collection at Everest Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

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Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math. On the next day, make a trip to Mother House, examine the collection at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple - Kolkata.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Darjeeling in November since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Belur Math
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Belur Math
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Howrah Bridge
Mother House ©
Mother House

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