13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Darjeeling
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Mandarmoni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Digha
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 6 nights
Darjeeling

2
days
Mandarmoni

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mandarmani Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mandarmoni travel planner.

Darjeeling to Mandarmoni is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll set off for Digha on the 1st (Mon).

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mandarmani Beach

2
days
Digha

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get in on the family fun at KAJAL DIGHI WONDERLAND (ToyTrain) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Digha Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Udaipur Beach, then kick back and relax at Talseri Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandaneswar Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Digha trip builder.

You can drive from Mandarmoni to Digha in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Digha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Digha Beach
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Udaipur Beach
Talseri Beach
Digha Beach

2
days
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Mother House, explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, and then stroll through Eco Tourism Park. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then engage your brain at Science City.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation trip planner.

Getting from Digha to Kolkata (Calcutta) by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Science City
Eco Tourism Park
Victoria Memorial Hall

7
days
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gangtok (Hanuman Tok, Shiv Mandir, & more), Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling) and Kalimpong (Pine View Nursery, Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangacholing Monastery
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Hanuman Tok
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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