31 days in West Bengal Itinerary

31 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Tarapith
— 2 nights
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Jalpaiguri
— 3 nights
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Birpara
— 3 nights
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Kalimpong
— 3 nights
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Darjeeling
— 6 nights
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Singalila National Park
— 2 nights
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Midnapore
— 1 night
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 9 nights
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Tarapith

— 2 nights
Tārāpīṭh is a small temple town near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of the Indian state of West Bengal, known for its Tantric temple and its adjoining cremation (Maha Smashan) grounds where sādhanā (tantric rituals) are performed. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nalateswari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bamdev Shangha Ashram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarapith Temple.

Plan trip to Tarapith with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Tarapith is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Cox's Bazar to Tarapith, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Tarapith

Historic Sites

Jalpaiguri

— 3 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jalpesh Temple and Jalpaiguri Rajbari. Get outdoors at Gorumara National Park and Jayanti Forest. When in Jalpaiguri, make a side trip to see Jayanti Mahakal Cave in Lataguri, approximately Lataguri away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dooars.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jalpaiguri trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tarapith to Jalpaiguri takes 11 hours. June in Jalpaiguri sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Birpara.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Birpara

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Jaldapara National Park and Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Birpara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jalpaiguri to Birpara takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Birpara can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Birpara

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Lava Monastery and Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mangal Dham Pranami Temple and Durpin Dara Hill. Step out of Kalimpong with an excursion to Kali Mandir in Siliguri--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thongsha Gumpha, walk around Lord Buddha Statue & Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, and deepen your understanding at Dr. Graham's Homes.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong online holiday planner.

Drive from Birpara to Kalimpong in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tinchuley Village and Guru Sakya Monastery are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Mahakal Temple and Himalayan Tibet Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Everest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, snap pictures at Coronation Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Singalila National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Singalila National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Darjeeling in June: high temperatures in Singalila National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Midnapore.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Midnapore

— 1 night
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jhareswar Temple and then engage your brain at Nehru Museum of Science and Technology. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Gopegarh Heritage Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bargabheema Temple, and then kick back and relax at Shankarpur Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Midnapore road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Singalila National Park to Midnapore. Traveling from Singalila National Park to Midnapore, you'll gain 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Midnapore

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 9 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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rabindra Sarovar will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Netaji Bhawan and Birla Industrial & Technological Museum. Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) to go to Hooghly and see Shrine Basilica Bandel, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Temple, see the interesting displays at Tagore House, admire the landmark architecture of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, and take in the exciting artwork at Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning website.

You can drive from Midnapore to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.