15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

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15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  27​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Fly:  120​h
End: Pittsburgh

6
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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll through Eco Tourism Park, take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and don't miss a visit to Park Street.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) journey planner

Pittsburgh, USA to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, expect Kolkata (Calcutta) to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

3
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling attractions planner

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for home on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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