7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  6​h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunshine and Mani Square mall. For shopping fun, head to City Centre, New Town or Acropolis Mall. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at South City Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple - Kolkata, stroll the grounds of Scottish Cemetery at Calcutta, and see the interesting displays at Netaji Bhawan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning site .

Hyderabad to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sunshine ©
Sunshine
South City Mall ©
South City Mall
City Centre, New Town ©
City Centre, New Town

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, push the limits with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Observatory Hill, and then stroll through Tinchuley Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling attractions tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, Darjeeling is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center ©
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
Rink Mall ©
Rink Mall

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