13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  32​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Maidan. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pareshnath Jain Temple, and steep yourself in history at Jorasanko Thakur Bari.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip app .

Mumbai to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Food Tours
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Shiv Mandir. The adventure continues: make a trip to Nathula, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Zoological Park, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Teesta River ©
Teesta River

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mahakal Temple. Step out of Darjeeling to go to Namchi and see Char Dham, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tiger Hill, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 4 hours. In December in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Char Dham, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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