20 days in West Bengal Itinerary

20 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Bengal trip planner

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 6 nights
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Santiniketan
— 3 nights
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Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Siliguri
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Siliguri
— 1 night
Drive
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Lava
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Singalila National Park
— 1 day
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Darjeeling
— 5 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 6 nights

City of Joy

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Spas. Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) to go to Belur and see Belur Math, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, make a trip to Mother House, and shop like a local with Park Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool.

Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Santiniketan

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Visva Bharati University and Chhatimtala.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiniketan trip maker site.

Drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Santiniketan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mandir, take a peaceful walk through Bengal Safari, and then buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siliguri trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Santiniketan to Siliguri with the Route module. In November in Siliguri, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lava.

Things to do in Siliguri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lava

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Neora Valley National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Tiffin Dara View Point.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lava online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siliguri to Lava in 3 hours. November in Lava sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Lava

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Kalimpong

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, then take in the awesome beauty at Durpin Dara Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery. On your second day here, engage your brain at Kalimpong Science Centre, then don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, and then stroll around Delo Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalimpong online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lava to Kalimpong by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Singalila National Park

— 1 day
A coveted trekking and camping destination in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal, Singalila National Park offers fabulous views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks for most of its route.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandakphu.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Singalila National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Singalila National Park takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Nepal Time is 0.2 hours. Traveling from Kalimpong in November, expect Singalila National Park to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Darjeeling

— 5 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mahakal Temple. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill, and take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling road trip planning app.

You can drive from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Singalila National Park in November, with highs in Darjeeling at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

West Bengal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Calling itself the "sweetest part of India," West Bengal boasts a distinctly local cuisine in which sweets take pride of place. Sweet dishes remain a key part of the area's diet, and sweet treats are traditionally distributed to friends, relatives, and guests during major festivals. If you prefer to avoid a visit to the dentist after your vacation in West Bengal, head for the landscape that stretches from the lush Himalayan foothills in the north to the humid Bay of Bengal mangroves in the south. Away from the state's big cities, you can discover a fertile countryside of small coastal hamlets within easy striking distance of ancient Hindu temples and palaces.