52 days in West Bengal Itinerary

52 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Darjeeling
— 9 nights
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Singalila National Park
— 1 night
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Kalimpong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cooch Behar
— 2 nights
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Jalpaiguri
— 5 nights
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Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Drive to Chandannagar
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Chandannagar
— 2 nights
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Santiniketan
— 4 nights
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Bishnupur
— 5 nights
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Midnapore
— 4 nights
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Mandarmani
— 1 night
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 14 nights
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Darjeeling

— 9 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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling vacation maker site.

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in March, with highs in Darjeeling at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Singalila National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Darjeeling in March, with highs in Singalila National Park at 23°C and lows at 12°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kalimpong

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalimpong: Lava (Lava Monastery & Changey Waterfall). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Durpin Dara Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, and have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong holiday planner.

Getting from Singalila National Park to Kalimpong by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Singalila National Park in March, with highs in Kalimpong at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cooch Behar.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cooch Behar

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddheswari Kali Bari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madan Mohan Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Raj Bari Palace, and finally make a trip to SagarDighi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cooch Behar Rajbari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddhanath Siva Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baneswar Shiva Temple.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cooch Behar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalimpong to Cooch Behar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Cooch Behar

Historic Sites

Jalpaiguri

— 5 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Change things up with these side-trips from Jalpaiguri: Gorumara National Park (in Gorumara National Park) and Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary (in Birpara). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dooars, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptist Church, identify plant and animal life at Jayanti Forest, and get outside with Dooars Tours and Travels Planner.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jalpaiguri travel planner.

You can drive from Cooch Behar to Jalpaiguri in 3 hours. March in Jalpaiguri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chandannagar.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chandannagar

— 2 nights
Chandannagar, formerly spelled as Chandernagore, is a Corporation city and former French colony located about 35km north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chandannagar Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bandel, then pause for some photo ops at Susana Anna Maria Monument, and then gain insight at Indo-French Institute.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chandannagar trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jalpaiguri to Chandannagar. Traveling from Jalpaiguri in March, things will get a bit warmer in Chandannagar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiniketan.

Things to do in Chandannagar

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santiniketan

— 4 nights
Santiniketan is known for museums, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Sangeet Bhavana, make a trip to Chhatimtala, hunt for treasures at Khoai Mela, and examine the collection at Amar Kutir.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santiniketan travel route planner.

You can drive from Chandannagar to Santiniketan in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bishnupur.

Things to do in Santiniketan

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bishnupur

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Bishnupur side-trips: Joypur Jungle (in Bankura) and Grand Canyon (in Garbeta).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishnupur online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santiniketan to Bishnupur in 3.5 hours. March in Bishnupur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Midnapore.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Midnapore

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Nehru Museum of Science and Technology (in Kharagpur) and Gangani (in Garbeta).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Midnapore road trip planner.

Drive from Bishnupur to Midnapore in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Midnapore

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Mandarmani

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mandarmani Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandarmani route planner.

Getting from Midnapore to Mandarmani by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Mandarmani

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 14 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.
Explore Kolkata (Calcutta)'s surroundings by going to Vivekananda Setu (in Howrah) and Belur Math (in Belur). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and take a stroll through Park Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mandarmani to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

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.