7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 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.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then stop by Kumartuli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Rabindra Sarovar, and then make a trip to Mother House.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mahakal Temple. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tiger Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling online travel planner.

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. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Darjeeling, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then make a trip to Nathula. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then visit MG Marg.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

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