9 days in Darjeeling, Kolkata (Calcutta) & Sundarbans National Park Itinerary

9 days in Darjeeling, Kolkata (Calcutta) & Sundarbans National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Darjeeling, Kolkata (Calcutta) & Sundarbans National Park Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sundarbans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Batasia Loop, then identify plant and animal life at Lamahatta, and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Victoria Memorial Hall and Gallery Kolkata. Head to Park Street and New Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip tool .

Getting from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Park Street ©
Park Street
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

2
nights
Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park ©
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sundarbans.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sundarbans National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sundarbans National Park with the Route module. In July in Sundarbans National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

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Sundarbans
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Sundarbans ©
Sundarbans

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