11 days in West Bengal Itinerary

11 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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11 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
3
Mandarmani
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

4
nights
Darjeeling

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.
Family-friendly places like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Hanuman Tok will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darjeeling: Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling). There's still lots to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darjeeling online driving holiday planner .

Hyderabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Sangacholing Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

1
night
Kalimpong

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 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, take in nature's colorful creations at Lord Buddha Statue & Park, have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalimpong trip planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. September in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Kalimpong Science Centre ©
Kalimpong Science Centre

1
day
Mandarmani

Mandarmani ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Mandarmani Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mandarmani route planning website .

You can drive from Kalimpong to Mandarmani in 18.5 hours. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Mandarmani

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mandarmani Beach ©
Mandarmani Beach

4
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kids will enjoy Eco Tourism Park and Science City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, take a stroll through Park Street, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mandarmani to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Theme Parks
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Science City ©
Science City
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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