8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

8 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Bengal visit planner

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Train to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ), Taxi to Darjeeling
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Darjeeling
— 5 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maghen David synagogue, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planner.

Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Darjeeling

— 5 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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

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.