5 days in West Bengal Itinerary

5 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 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.
Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Darjeeling

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and then soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, plan for little chillier nights in Darjeeling, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.