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: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belur Math and Park Street. Visiting Rabindra Sarovar and Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with New Market, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Darjeeling when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with lows around 24°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Tashiding Monastery
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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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