26 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

26 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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26 days in Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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

6
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 Darjeeling's surroundings by going to Kalimpong (Kalimpong Cactus Nursery & Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake View Nest, Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

19
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolkata (Calcutta): Belur Math (in Belur), Howrah (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden & Panitras Samtaber) and Sacred Heart Church (in Chandannagar). Spend the 23rd (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and take a stroll through Park Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in November, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bishnupur, Howrah, Belur Math, Sacred Heart Church
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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