8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Bengal planner

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly to Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Kalimpong
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Kalimpong
— 1 night
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 3 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. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip app.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Kalimpong

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Delo Park. On the 28th (Sat), have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre, then stroll around Delo Park, and then make a trip to Deolo Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kalimpong journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kalimpong. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalimpong, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Darjeeling

— 3 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, soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.