8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Darjeeling
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally stop by Chandulal's.

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Indore to Darjeeling is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Victoria Memorial Hall and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika. Park Street and Belur Math are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Darjeeling in November since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side 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.