6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stop by Kumortuli, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para).

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in May, you will find days in Kolkata (Calcutta) are slightly colder (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then admire the striking features of Tamang Buddhist Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda and then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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