5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
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Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In May in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited ©
Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited

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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.
Family-friendly places like Tsongmo Lake and Flower Exhibition Centre will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gonjang Monastery and Bakthang Waterfalls. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery
Nathula ©
Nathula

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