7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Northeast India Itinerary

7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Northeast India Itinerary

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7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Guwahati
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Pune

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.
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, stop by Kumortuli, take a stroll through Park Street, and don't miss a visit to Mother House.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) route app .

Pune to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, make a trip to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guwahati trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Guwahati, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

3
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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