5 days in West Bengal Itinerary

5 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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5 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip itinerary builder tool .

Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then look for gifts at Kumortuli, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally make a trip to Mother House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, examine the collection at Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kolkata (Calcutta), with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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

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