34 days in West Bengal Itinerary

34 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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34 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hooghly
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sundarbans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Mandarmani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bishnupur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Barddhaman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santiniketan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Murshidabad
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
9
Jalpaiguri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Kalimpong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Darjeeling
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

5
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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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get a taste of the local shopping with Park Street, don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kolkata (Calcutta). In November, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hooghly.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

2
nights
Hooghly

Hooghly ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine Basilica Bandel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hangseshwari Temple, then take a stroll through Bandel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chandannagar Church. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Sri Ramakrishna Math, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hooghly trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hooghly takes 2 hours. December in Hooghly sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Hooghly

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chandannagar
Highlights from your plan
Hangseshwari Temple ©
Hangseshwari Temple
Bandel ©
Bandel
Sacred Heart Church ©
Sacred Heart Church

2
nights
Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Sundarbans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Dublar Char Island.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sundarbans National Park road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hooghly to Sundarbans National Park. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sundarbans
Highlights from your plan
Sundarbans ©
Sundarbans
Dublar Char Island ©
Dublar Char Island

1
night
Mandarmani

Mandarmani ©
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mandarmani Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mandarmani trip website .

Explore your travel options from Sundarbans National Park to Mandarmani with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bishnupur.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mandarmani Beach ©
Mandarmani Beach

3
nights
Bishnupur

Bishnupur ©
When in Bishnupur, make a side trip to see Gangani in Garbeta, approximately 42 minutes away.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bishnupur fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Mandarmani to Bishnupur in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barddhaman.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bankura, Gangani
Highlights from your plan
Jorebangla Temple ©
Jorebangla Temple
Shyamrai Temple ©
Shyamrai Temple
Ras Mancha ©
Ras Mancha

1
night
Barddhaman

Barddhaman ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Sat Deul, then admire the landmark architecture of Bijoy Toron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 108 Shiv Mandir, and finally look and learn at Meghnad Saha Planetarium.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Barddhaman journey planning site .

Getting from Bishnupur to Barddhaman by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Barddhaman can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Barddhaman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bijoy Toron, 108 Shiv Mandir, Meghnad Saha Planetarium
Highlights from your plan
Meghnad Saha Planetarium ©
Meghnad Saha Planetarium
Bijoy Toron ©
Bijoy Toron
108 Shiv Mandir ©
108 Shiv Mandir

3
nights
Santiniketan

Santiniketan ©
Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 160 km north of Kolkata . Santiniketan is known for museums, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Sangeet Bhavana, don't miss a visit to Chhatimtala, hunt for treasures at Khoai Mela, and examine the collection at Amar Kutir.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santiniketan trip planner .

You can drive from Barddhaman to Santiniketan in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Murshidabad.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bolpur
Highlights from your plan
Khoai Mela ©
Khoai Mela
Sangeet Bhavana ©
Sangeet Bhavana
Visva Bharati University ©
Visva Bharati University

4
nights
Murshidabad

Murshidabad ©
Murshidabad is a town in Murshidabad district of West Bengal state in India. Step out of Murshidabad with an excursion to Nalateswari Temple in Tarapith--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hazarduari Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of House Of Jagath Seth, contemplate the long history of Char Bangla Mandiralay, and appreciate the history behind Jahan Kosha Cannon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Murshidabad trip planner .

Getting from Santiniketan to Murshidabad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Murshidabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Nalateswari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Katra Masjid ©
Katra Masjid
Hazarduari Palace Museum ©
Hazarduari Palace Museum
Nalateswari Temple ©
Nalateswari Temple

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nights
Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri ©
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Change things up with these side-trips from Jalpaiguri: Gorumara National Park (Chapramari Watchtower & Gorumara National Park). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dooars, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorumara Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptist Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gazoldoba.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jalpaiguri online holiday planner .

You can drive from Murshidabad to Jalpaiguri in 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gorumara National Park, Jalpesh Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gorumara National Park ©
Gorumara National Park
Dooars ©
Dooars
The Baptist Church ©
The Baptist Church

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lava (Changey Waterfall & Lava Monastery). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, make a trip to Deolo Hill, and deepen your understanding at Dr. Graham's Homes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kalimpong visit planner .

You can drive from Jalpaiguri to Kalimpong in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lava, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park to see Tonglu about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Kalimpong to Darjeeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tonglu
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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