8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Siliguri
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Chicago

3
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.
Let the collections at Victoria Memorial Hall and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Park Street and Kalighat Kali Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning site .

Chicago, USA to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kolkata (Calcutta) is 11 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) at 86°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November since evenings lows in Darjeeling dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siliguri.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

2
nights
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bengal Safari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lokenath Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siliguri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Siliguri takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Siliguri can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siliguri

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple
Bengal Safari ©
Bengal Safari

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