9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Siliguri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, and finally hunt for treasures at Hong Kong Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mandir, then take a peaceful walk through Bengal Safari, and then make a trip to Savin Kingdom.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siliguri trip itinerary builder .

Hyderabad to Siliguri is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in January, with highs in Siliguri at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Siliguri

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
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Bengal Safari ©
Bengal Safari
Kali Mandir ©
Kali Mandir

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and then get great views at Tiger Hill. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

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You can drive from Siliguri to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. January in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Nathula, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

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Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then stop by Kumortuli. On the next day, make a trip to Mother House, don't miss a visit to Ankur Kala, then stroll around Eco Tourism Park, and finally examine the collection at Mother's Wax Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Parks
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Mother House ©
Mother House
Walking tours

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