6 days in West Bengal Itinerary

6 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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

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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.
When in Kolkata (Calcutta), make a side trip to see Belur Math in Belur, approximately Belur away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In December, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder website.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, Darjeeling is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.