12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Raipur
train:  4​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
train:  18​h
2
Guwahati
— 1 night
train + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​h 45​min
End: Raipur


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3
nights
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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), and take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner .

Raipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Guwahati, take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guwahati trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Guwahati, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
nights
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 nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Nathula Pass, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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