8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Mandarmani
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Digha
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Ranchi

1
night
Mandarmani

Mandarmani ©
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mandarmani visit planning site .

Ranchi to Mandarmani is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Digha.

Things to do in Mandarmani

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mandarmani Beach ©
Mandarmani Beach

2
nights
Digha

Digha
Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. On the 14th (Sun), get in on the family fun at KAJAL DIGHI WONDERLAND (ToyTrain), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udaipur Beach, then kick back and relax at Shankarpur Beach, and finally stop by Nehru Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Digha Beach, kick back and relax at Talseri Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amarabati Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Digha trip planner .

Drive from Mandarmani to Digha in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Digha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Digha Beach
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Shankarpur Beach
Shankarpur Beach
Udaipur Beach ©
Udaipur Beach
Talseri Beach ©
Talseri Beach

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then get great views at Ghanti Dara, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, get a new perspective on nature at Bengal Natural History Museum, then experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Digha to Darjeeling. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Museums Nature
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math, then don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally stop by Victoria Plaza. On your second day here, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), wander the streets of Park Street, then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Mother House.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kolkata (Calcutta), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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