5 days in Leh & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

5 days in Leh & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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5 days in Leh & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ranchi

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and finally make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gomang Stupa, then examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Leh day trip planning app .

Ranchi to Leh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Leh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, look for gifts at Kumortuli, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally take in the views from Howrah Bridge. On the next day, make a trip to Mother House, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally see the interesting displays at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) planner .

Fly from Leh to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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