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: Raipur
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Raipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mother House, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Raipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
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 14th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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