30 days in West Bengal Itinerary

30 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 6 nights
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Mandarmani
— 2 nights
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Purulia
— 3 nights
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Purbasthali
— 2 nights
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Kalimpong
— 3 nights
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Darjeeling
— 7 nights
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Singalila National Park
— 1 night
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Jalpaiguri
— 4 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 6 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.
Victoria Memorial Hall and The Harrington Street Arts Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar). Explore Kolkata (Calcutta)'s surroundings by going to Belur Math (in Belur) and Sundarban Nature Club (in Sundarban). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Park Street, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip builder site.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Cox's Bazar to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandarmani

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Tajpur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandarmani Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Junput Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mandarmani road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mandarmani takes 4.5 hours. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Purulia.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Purulia

— 3 nights
Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. Take a break from the city and head to Ajodhya Hill and Forest Reserve Area and Baranti. Get some cultural insight at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith and District Science Centre. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramakrishna Temple.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Purulia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mandarmani to Purulia takes 7.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Purulia can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Purbasthali.

Things to do in Purulia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Purbasthali

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and then explore the activities along Purbasthali OxBow Lake -Chupi.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Purbasthali online attractions planner.

You can drive from Purulia to Purbasthali in 6.5 hours. You will leave for Kalimpong on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Purbasthali

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kalimpong

— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tharpa Choling Monastery and Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery. Visiting Durpin Dara Hill and Changey Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step out of Kalimpong with an excursion to Lava Monastery in Lava--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalimpong trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Purbasthali to Kalimpong. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Darjeeling

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tinchuley Village and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Appreciate the collections at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Himalayan Tibet Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, stroll through Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Everest Museum, and get a dose of the wild on Darjeeling Private Day Tours.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Singalila National Park

— 1 night
A coveted trekking and camping destination in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal, Singalila National Park offers fabulous views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks for most of its route.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandakphu.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Singalila National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Nepal Time is 0.2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darjeeling in June, with highs in Singalila National Park at 30°C and lows at 20°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Jalpaiguri

— 4 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Get some cultural insight at Jalpesh Temple and Jogomaya Kalibari. Step out of the city life by going to Dooars Tours and Travels Planner and Gazoldoba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jalpaiguri: Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary (in Birpara) and Gorumara National Park (in Gorumara National Park). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Dooars and stroll through Jayanti Forest.

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Drive from Singalila National Park to Jalpaiguri in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Singalila National Park to Jalpaiguri is minus 0.2 hours. Traveling from Singalila National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Jalpaiguri: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.