54 days in West Bengal Itinerary

54 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 11 nights
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Sundarbans National Park
— 2 nights
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Gosaba
— 1 night
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Mandarmani
— 1 night
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Bishnupur
— 5 nights
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Santiniketan
— 4 nights
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Murshidabad
— 5 nights
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Sundarban
— 1 night
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Cooch Behar
— 3 nights
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Jalpaiguri
— 5 nights
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Lava
— 2 nights
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Kalimpong
— 4 nights
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Singalila National Park
— 1 day
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Darjeeling
— 8 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 11 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) to go to Belur and see Belur Math, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Sundarbans National Park

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sundarbans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mangrove Eco Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sundarbans National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sundarbans National Park. In October in Sundarbans National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Gosaba.

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gosaba

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Visit Sunderbans- Take A Break Travels and then see Sundarban Beckons.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gosaba trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Sundarbans National Park to Gosaba with the Route module. In October in Gosaba, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Gosaba

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Mandarmani

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mandarmani Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mandarmani road trip planner.

You can drive from Gosaba to Mandarmani in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bishnupur.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bishnupur

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Bishnupur side-trips: Bankura (Ronkini Mata Temple & Joypur Jungle) and Garbeta (Gangani & Grand Canyon).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bishnupur trip planner.

Drive from Mandarmani to Bishnupur in 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bishnupur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santiniketan

— 4 nights
Santiniketan is known for museums, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Sangeet Bhavana, admire the striking features of Vidya Bhavana, make a trip to Chhatimtala, and examine the collection at Amar Kutir.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiniketan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bishnupur to Santiniketan takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Murshidabad.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Murshidabad

— 5 nights
Murshidabad is a town in Murshidabad district of West Bengal state in India. Murshidabad is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Hazarduari Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Nasipur Palace, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Siraj-ud-Daulah, and steep yourself in history at Katra Masjid.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Murshidabad tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santiniketan to Murshidabad takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sundarban.

Things to do in Murshidabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Sundarban

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with GoingWild.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sundarban trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Murshidabad to Sundarban in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cooch Behar.

Things to do in Sundarban

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cooch Behar

— 3 nights
When in Cooch Behar, make a side trip to see Smile Panda Tours & Travels in Bagdogra, approximately Bagdogra away.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cooch Behar sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Sundarban to Cooch Behar takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Cooch Behar

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jalpaiguri

— 5 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Venture out of the city with trips to Gorumara National Park (Gorumara National Park & Chapramari Watchtower). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Dooars Tours and Travels Planner, walk around Jubilee Park, explore the activities along Gazoldoba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogomaya Kalibari.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jalpaiguri trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cooch Behar to Jalpaiguri by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Jalpaiguri can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lava.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Lava

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Neora Valley National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lava Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Changey Waterfall, and then get great views at Tiffin Dara View Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lava road trip app.

You can drive from Jalpaiguri to Lava in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Lava

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalimpong

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Charkhole in Loleygaon (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, gain insight at Dr. Graham's Homes, have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thongsha Gumpha.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kalimpong online day trip planner.

Drive from Lava to Kalimpong in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandakphu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Singalila National Park tour app.

Drive from Kalimpong to Singalila National Park in 5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. Traveling from Kalimpong in November, things will get slightly colder in Singalila National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Darjeeling

— 8 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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Tiger Hill, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Singalila National Park in November: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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.