20 days in West Bengal Itinerary

20 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Bengal trip planner

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Jalpaiguri
— 2 nights
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Darjeeling
— 6 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
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Mandarmani
— 2 nights
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Purulia
— 2 nights
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Purbasthali
— 2 nights
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Jalpaiguri

— 2 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Jubilee Park, get a dose of the wild on Dooars Tours and Travels Planner, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogomaya Kalibari. On your second day here, stroll through Jayanti Forest and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalpesh Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jalpaiguri trip planner.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Jalpaiguri is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cox's Bazar to Jalpaiguri. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Darjeeling

— 6 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.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Japanese Peace Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Tinchuley Village and Ghoom Monastery. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chattakpur.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip itinerary site.

Drive from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in 4 hours. In July in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Victoria Memorial Hall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belur Math and Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew. Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Sundarban Nature Club in Sundarban, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), take an in-depth tour of Vivekananda Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple, and examine the collection at Netaji Bhawan.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning website.

You can fly from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandarmani

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tajpur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandarmani Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Junput Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mandarmani trip builder.

You can drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mandarmani in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Purulia.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Purulia

— 2 nights
Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Ajodhya Hill and Forest Reserve Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, engage your brain at District Science Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramakrishna Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Purulia trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mandarmani to Purulia in 7.5 hours. July in Purulia sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Purbasthali.

Things to do in Purulia

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Purbasthali

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and then contemplate the waterfront views at Purbasthali OxBow Lake -Chupi.

You can plan Purbasthali trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Purulia to Purbasthali by car takes about 6.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Purbasthali

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.