13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

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13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

8
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.
You've now added Eden Gardens to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hooghly (Bandel & Shrine Basilica Bandel) and Howrah (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden & Avani Riverside Mall). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll around Eco Tourism Park, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Howrah, Hooghly
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Kalighat Kali Temple ©
Kalighat Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Walking tours

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pine View Nursery in Kalimpong (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling route website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pine View Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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