33 days in West Bengal Itinerary

33 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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33 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Bishnupur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santiniketan
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Singalila National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kalimpong
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Siliguri
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Sundarbans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 7 nights
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Bishnupur

Bishnupur ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mrinmayee Temple and then admire the striking features of Gate of Old Fort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shyamrai Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jorebangla Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nandalal Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Ras Mancha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bishnupur trip itinerary planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bishnupur is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mrinmayee Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shyamrai Temple ©
Shyamrai Temple
Jorebangla Temple ©
Jorebangla Temple
Ras Mancha ©
Ras Mancha

4
nights
Santiniketan

Santiniketan ©
Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 160 km north of Kolkata . You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tagore's Ashram and Visva Bharati University. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiniketan: Aranyasundari Valkimachan (in Pratappur) and Bhalki Machan (in Bhalki). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chhatimtala, explore and take pictures at Kala Bhavana, identify plant and animal life at Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Khoai Mela.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiniketan online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Bishnupur to Santiniketan takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bolpur, Aranyasundari Valkimachan, Bhalki Machan
Highlights from your plan
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Visva Bharati University ©
Visva Bharati University
Chhatimtala ©
Chhatimtala

1
night
Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tonglu.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Singalila National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Santiniketan to Singalila National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Singalila National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sandakphu ©
Sandakphu
Tonglu ©
Tonglu

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mahakal Temple and Coronation Bridge. Step out of Darjeeling to go to Mirik and see Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, pause for some photo ops at Dali Monastery, see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling holiday planner.

Drive from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Singalila National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Darjeeling: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Barbotey Rock Garden ©
Barbotey Rock Garden
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery and Durpin Dara Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Kalimpong side-trips: Rocky Island (in Samsing), Eagle's Crag (in Kurseong) and Lava Monastery (in Lava). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Dr. Graham's Homes, contemplate the long history of Gouripur House, make a trip to Deolo Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kalimpong online trip builder .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. In July in Kalimpong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Siliguri.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lava Monastery, Rocky Island, Eagle's Crag
Highlights from your plan
Durpin Dara Hill ©
Durpin Dara Hill
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©
Dr. Graham's Homes ©
Dr. Graham's Homes

4
nights
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dooars and Gorumara National Park. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre, take a peaceful walk through Bengal Safari, find something for the whole family at Dreamland Amusement Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mandir.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siliguri attractions website .

Drive from Kalimpong to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. In July in Siliguri, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Siliguri

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gorumara National Park, Dooars
Highlights from your plan
Dooars ©
Dooars
Gorumara National Park ©
Gorumara National Park
Kali Mandir ©
Kali Mandir

2
nights
Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sundarbans and Sagar Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sundarbans National Park travel route app .

Explore your travel options from Siliguri to Sundarbans National Park with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sundarbans
Highlights from your plan
Sundarbans ©
Sundarbans
Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower ©
Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Birla Temple and Second Hooghly Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tarapith to see Tarapith Temple about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Rabindra Sarovar, admire the striking features of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, examine the collection at Netaji Bhawan, and get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sundarbans National Park to Kolkata (Calcutta). In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Second Hooghly Bridge, Tarapith Temple
Highlights from your plan
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
Food Tours

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