9 days in West Bengal Itinerary

9 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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9 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gorumara National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Tinchuley Village. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and make a trip to Samthar Plateau.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kalimpong Science Centre, then make a trip to Deolo Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tharpa Choling Monastery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalimpong trip planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gorumara National Park.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Kalimpong Science Centre ©
Kalimpong Science Centre

1
night
Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park ©
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Chapramari Watchtower and then explore the striking landscape of Gorumara National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gorumara National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Gorumara National Park takes 3 hours. In October in Gorumara National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gorumara National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gorumara National Park ©
Gorumara National Park

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.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), take a stroll through Park Street, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) route planner .

Explore your travel options from Gorumara National Park to Kolkata (Calcutta) with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gorumara National Park in October since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge