14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to New Delhi
New Delhi
— 4 nights


Kolkata (Calcutta) — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belur Math and St. John's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Street and Jorasanko Thakur Bari. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, get curious at Science City, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) planner.

New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, Kolkata (Calcutta) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Darjeeling.
Side Trip
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Darjeeling — 3 nights

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Japanese Peace Pagoda and Tinchuley Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chowrasta and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December since evenings lows in Darjeeling dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Gangtok — 1 night

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 21st (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok route site.

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kalimpong.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Kalimpong — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gouripur House and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalimpong journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Kalimpong takes 2.5 hours. In December in Kalimpong, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siliguri.
Historic Sites
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Siliguri — 1 night

Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple and then engage your brain at The Science City.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siliguri trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Siliguri takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.
Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums
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New Delhi — 4 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get some cultural insight at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum and National Rail Museum. Popular historic sites such as Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Humayun's Tomb are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, contemplate the long history of Rajpath, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Siliguri to New Delhi. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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India travel guide

It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.