60 days in West Bengal Itinerary

60 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 23 nights
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Purbasthali
— 1 night
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Purulia
— 3 nights
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Bishnupur
— 3 nights
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Mandarmani
— 2 nights
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Sundarbans National Park
— 3 nights
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Singalila National Park
— 1 night
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Darjeeling
— 11 nights
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Kalimpong
— 4 nights
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Jalpaiguri
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 23 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Kalighat Kali Temple. Get outdoors at Sundarban Nature Club and Nature Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta): Panitras Samtaber (in Howrah), Chandannagar (Sacred Heart Church & Chandannagar Church) and Belur Math (in Belur). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Park Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Temple, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday planner.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cox's Bazar to Kolkata (Calcutta) due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Purbasthali.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Purbasthali

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Purbasthali OxBow Lake -Chupi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Purbasthali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Purbasthali takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Purulia.

Things to do in Purbasthali

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Purulia

— 3 nights
Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith and Ramakrishna Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Ajodhya Hill and Forest Reserve Area and Baranti. The adventure continues: engage your brain at District Science Centre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Purulia trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Purbasthali to Purulia by car takes about 6.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Purulia are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bishnupur.

Things to do in Purulia

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Bishnupur

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Joypur Jungle and Gangani. Visit Jorebangla Temple and Jor-mandir Group of Temples for their historical value. Step out of Bishnupur with an excursion to Grand Canyon in Garbeta--about 42 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishnupur journey planner.

You can drive from Purulia to Bishnupur in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mandarmani.

Things to do in Bishnupur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandarmani

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Tajpur Beach and then take advantage of the amenities at Mandarmani Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Junput Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mandarmani trip maker website.

You can drive from Bishnupur to Mandarmani in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sundarbans National Park

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Eco Garden. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Sundarban Wild Safari.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sundarbans National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mandarmani to Sundarbans National Park. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for Singalila National Park on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Singalila National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sundarbans National Park to Singalila National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Sundarbans National Park to Singalila National Park is 0.2 hours. Traveling from Sundarbans National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Singalila National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Nature · Parks
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Darjeeling

— 11 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Chowrasta. Appreciate the collections at Everest Museum and Himalayan Tibet Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, make a trip to Batasia Loop, delve into the lush surroundings at Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.2 hours. In July, Darjeeling is a bit warmer than Singalila National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Visiting Durpin Dara Hill and Charkhole will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tharpa Choling Monastery and Lava Monastery. When in Kalimpong, make a side trip to see Changey Waterfall in Lava, approximately Lava away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thongsha Gumpha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kalimpong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Jalpaiguri

— 7 nights
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Get some historical perspective at Jalpesh Temple and The Baptist Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Baba Jatileswar and Jalpaiguri Rajbari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jalpaiguri: Gorumara National Park (in Gorumara National Park), Jayanti Mahakal Cave (in Lataguri) and Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary (in Birpara). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dooars Tours and Travels Planner, take a peaceful walk through Gorumara Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jayanti Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogomaya Kalibari.

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

Drive from Kalimpong to Jalpaiguri in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.