8 days in Gangtok & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 4 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like MG Marg and Hanuman Tok. Get out of town with these interesting Gangtok side-trips: Darjeeling (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, Batasia Loop, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, and admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip itinerary builder.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Darjeeling
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula

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.
Bring the kids along to Victoria Memorial Hall and Park Street. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour builder site.

Getting from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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