60 days in Karnataka, Punjab & West Bengal Itinerary

60 days in Karnataka, Punjab & West Bengal Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 8 nights
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Hampi
— 6 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 6 nights
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Kodagu (Coorg)
— 8 nights
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Mangalore
— 7 nights
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Jalandhar
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Jalandhar
— 1 night
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Bathinda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 6 nights
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Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
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Digha
— 2 nights
Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Chennai

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Bengaluru

— 8 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Commercial Street as well as National Gallery of Modern Art. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Phoenix Marketcity and The Forum Koramangala Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Nandi Hills (in Chikkaballapur) and Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta (in Kanakapura). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Art of Living, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and admire the striking features of Bull Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner.

Chennai to Bengaluru is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bengaluru, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:

Hampi

— 6 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monkey Temple and Hazara Rama Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Achyutaraya Temple and Elephant Stables. Explore Hampi's surroundings by going to Tungabhadra Dam (in Hospet) and Sanapur Lake (in Sanapur). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Group of Monuments at Hampi, stroll through Matanga Hill, steep yourself in history at Monolithic Bull, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shivlinga.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hampi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Somnathpura Temple and Melkote Kalyani. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shravanabelgola Jain Temple and Saint Philomena Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mysuru (Mysore): Shivasamudram Falls (in Belakavadi) and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Mysore, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and stroll through Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

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Drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hampi in November: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:

Kodagu (Coorg)

— 8 nights
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple and Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Talakaveri and Iruppu Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Namdroling Monastery (in Mysuru (Mysore)) and Shettihalli Rosary Church (in Hassan). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallalli Falls, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kodagu (Coorg) itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 30:

Mangalore

— 7 nights
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Popular historic sites such as Sri Krishna Temple and Mangaladevi Temple are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Malpe Beach and Panambur Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapu Beach (in Udupi) and Manipal (Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village & Museum of Anatomy & Pathology). There's still lots to do: stroll through Tannirbhavi Beach, get outside with St. Mary's Island, engage your brain at Pilikula Nisargadhama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mangalore trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mangalore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:

Jalandhar

— 1 night
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. On the 8th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Surjit Hockey Stadium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Devi Talab Mandir Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tulsi Mandir Temple, then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, and finally explore and take pictures at Rangla Punjab Haveli. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Phillaur Fort, admire all the interesting features of Dera Baba Murad Shah, and then explore and take pictures at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Jalandhar travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mangalore to Jalandhar. In December, Jalandhar is colder than Mangalore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bathinda.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Bathinda

— 2 nights
Bathinda is a city and Municipal Corporation in Southern part of Punjab.The city, named after the Bhati kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rose Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Mittal City Mall, then explore and take pictures at Bhagwati Mandir, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gurdwara Haji Rattan. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Qila Mubarak, get a taste of the local shopping with Dhobi Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maiser Khana Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bathinda trip itinerary site.

Getting from Jalandhar to Bathinda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Bathinda

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Amritsar

— 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 12th (Wed), shop like a local with Raunak Punjabi Jutti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bathinda to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. December in Amritsar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Darjeeling

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Japanese Peace Pagoda and Mahakal Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tinchuley Village and Ghoom Monastery. When in Darjeeling, make a side trip to see Tonglu in Singalila National Park, approximately Singalila National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Everest Museum, shop like a local with Chandulal's, stroll through Observatory Hill, and explore and take pictures at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling attractions website.

Fly from Amritsar to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect Darjeeling to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:

Kalimpong

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Deolo Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Delo Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tharpa Choling Monastery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine View Nursery, then get great views at 7th Mile View Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thongsha Gumpha.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2 hours. December in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at South City Mall and Forum Courtyard. Get a sense of the local culture at Birla Temple and Belur Math. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Science City, admire all the interesting features of Mother House, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kalimpong to Kolkata (Calcutta) with the Route module. Traveling from Kalimpong in December, Kolkata (Calcutta) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Digha.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Digha

— 2 nights
Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at KAJAL DIGHI WONDERLAND (ToyTrain) and then head outdoors with Mandarmani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): get outside with Talseri Beach, then get outside with Udaipur Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandaneswar Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Digha online route maker.

You can drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Digha in 4.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Digha

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Karnataka travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.

Punjab travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows
A region of five rivers rich in history and diverse in tradition, Punjab offers everything from Indus Valley archaeological sites to modern, French-designed city architecture and sports festivals. Tourism in Punjab revolves around heritage walks, battle sites, and great Sikh architecture, such as holy shrines, royal Punjabi palaces, and ancient forts. A highlight of any Punjab itinerary, the daily ceremonial lowering of the flag at the border with Pakistan reminds those who watch it of the awkward political divide in the region. Spread out over an alluvial plane with many rivers, and enjoying a subtropical climate, Punjab is dotted with traditional agricultural towns, many of which sit just a stone's throw from ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites. Punjabi cuisine includes regional twists on several Indian classics, including samosas, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken.

West Bengal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Tourist Spots
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.