8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru


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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tantra - The Park, BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), Maidan, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a taste of local nightlife at Tantra - The Park, make a trip to BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maidan, and finally examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mother House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rabindra Sarovar, then don't miss a visit to Park Street, and finally snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) online itinerary creator.

Bengaluru to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Kolkata (Calcutta). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks Nightlife Nature
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Rabindra Sarovar
Rabindra Sarovar
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kanchenjunga Mountain and Happy Valley Tea Estate. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, and see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalimpong sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Kalimpong takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tendong Hill, Samdruptse Hill
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Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Kalimpong to Gangtok in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gangtok can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Ganesh Tok View Point ©
Ganesh Tok View Point

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