5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kalimpong Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kalimpong Itinerary

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5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kalimpong Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 15​min
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Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to College Street (Boi Para). On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then wander the streets of Park Street, and finally make a trip to Mother House.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kolkata (Calcutta). In September, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
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Mother House ©
Mother House
Walking tours
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tharpa Choling Monastery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kalimpong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kalimpong takes 15.5 hours. In September in Kalimpong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

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