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)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
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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.
Head to Park Street and Kumortulifor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria Memorial Hall and Kalighat Kali Temple. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, stroll around Eco Tourism Park, get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling attractions planning app .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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