37 days in West Bengal Itinerary

37 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 7 nights
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 5 nights
Drive
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Singalila National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalimpong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jalpaiguri
— 4 nights
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Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Drive to Hooghly
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Hooghly
— 2 nights
Drive
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Murshidabad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santiniketan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bishnupur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mandarmani
— 1 night
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

5
nights
Darjeeling

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, Darjeeling is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

1
night
Singalila National Park

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 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Singalila National Park itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darjeeling in December, with highs in Singalila National Park at 20°C and lows at 8°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Kalimpong

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Changey Waterfall in Lava (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Neora Valley National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, explore the engaging exhibits at Kalimpong Science Centre, and walk around Delo Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalimpong tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Singalila National Park to Kalimpong by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Singalila National Park to Kalimpong is minus 0.2 hours. Traveling from Singalila National Park in December, expect Kalimpong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

4
nights
Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Go for a jaunt from Jalpaiguri to Gorumara National Park to see Gorumara National Park about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dooars Tours and Travels Planner, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogomaya Kalibari, contemplate the long history of Jalpaiguri Rajbari, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dooars.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Jalpaiguri online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalimpong to Jalpaiguri by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Jalpaiguri, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hooghly.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hooghly

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a stroll through Bandel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine Basilica Bandel, and then pause for some photo ops at Susana Anna Maria Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Chandannagar Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hooghly road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Jalpaiguri to Hooghly with the Route module. Traveling from Jalpaiguri in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Hooghly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Murshidabad.

Things to do in Hooghly

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
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Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a town in Murshidabad district of West Bengal state in India. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Motijheel Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hazarduari Palace Museum, make a trip to Old Cossimbazar (berhampore) Palace, steep yourself in history at Katra Masjid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kathgola Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Murshidabad visit planner.

You can drive from Hooghly to Murshidabad in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Murshidabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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Santiniketan

Santiniketan is known for museums, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Sangeet Bhavana, examine the collection at Amar Kutir, make a trip to Chhatimtala, and walk around Shayor Bithi Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiniketan trip site.

Drive from Murshidabad to Santiniketan in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bishnupur.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bishnupur

Get out of town with these interesting Bishnupur side-trips: Garbeta (Gangani & Grand Canyon).

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bishnupur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Santiniketan to Bishnupur in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Mandarmani

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mandarmani Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mandarmani trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bishnupur to Mandarmani by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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.