8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4 h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quest Mall and Acropolis Mall. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Park Street Cemetery and Tagore House. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gariahat Market, look for gifts at Sunshine, buy something for everyone on your list at South City Mall, and view the masterpieces at CIMA Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kolkata (Calcutta): temperatures range from 42°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Quest Mall ©
Quest Mall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Tagore House ©
Tagore House

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Teesta River, then stop by Golden Tips, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Monastery, and finally make a trip to Gonjang Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Teesta River ©
Teesta River

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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 outdoors at Tinchuley Village and Observatory Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Mahakal Temple and Chandulal's. Take a break from Darjeeling with a short trip to Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre in Kalimpong, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the history behind Dali Monastery, examine the collection at Everest Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill

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