14 days in West Bengal Itinerary

14 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Darjeeling
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolkata (Calcutta): Belur Math (in Belur) and Vivekananda Setu (in Howrah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, make a trip to Mother House, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online attractions planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Darjeeling

— 5 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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planning site.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.