18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Darjeeling
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darjeeling: Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling), Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Doling Gompa (in Ravangla). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, and examine the collection at Everest Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Darjeeling in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Darjeeling, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangacholing Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Doling Gompa
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Nathula, gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula

5
nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) travel route website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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