11 days in West Bengal & Sikkim Itinerary

11 days in West Bengal & Sikkim Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling
— 4 nights

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©

City of Joy

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.
Bring the kids along to Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Park Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria Memorial Hall and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder website.

Pune to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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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.
Family-friendly places like Tsongmo Lake and MG Marg will thrill your kids. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shanti Viewpoint will get you outdoors. Step out of Gangtok with an excursion to Phodong Monastery in Pelling--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nathula, admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, and take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Tinchuley Village and Japanese Peace Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Dzongri La and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Go for a jaunt from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park to see Tonglu about 15h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling road trip app.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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