10 days in West Bengal Itinerary

10 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Fly
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Digha
— 2 nights
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Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Kalimpong
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Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at South Park Street Cemetery and Birla Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Netaji Bhawan. There's lots more to do: get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maghen David synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Scottish Cemetery at Calcutta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning website.

Lucknow to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucknow in January; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Digha.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Digha

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Digha Beach, then kick back and relax at Tajpur Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Udaipur Beach.

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

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Digha by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Digha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Kalimpong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kalimpong Science Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thongsha Gumpha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalimpong day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Digha to Kalimpong with the Route module. In January in Kalimpong, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Everest Museum and Himalayan Tibet Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Tinchuley Village and Mahakal Temple. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stroll through Lamahatta.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.