17 days in West Bengal Itinerary

17 days in West Bengal Itinerary

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17 days in West Bengal Itinerary

Start: Sedona
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kalimpong
— 4 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Sedona

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta): Bally Bridge (in Barasat) and Belur Math Shrine (in Belur). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Tourism Park, and make a trip to Mother House.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Winslow, USA to Kolkata (Calcutta). The time zone difference when traveling from Winslow to Kolkata (Calcutta) is 12 hours. In November, Kolkata (Calcutta) is much warmer than Winslow - with highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bally Bridge, Belur Math
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

4
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.
Darjeeling is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, religious sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalimpong: Lava (Lava Jamgon Kongtrul Monastery & Rishyap). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Deolo Hill, admire the verdant scenery at Jaldhaka River Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Kupup Lake, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kalimpong Science Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darjeeling to Kalimpong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalimpong

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sikkim, Lava Monastery
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Kalimpong Cactus Nursery ©
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Temi Tea Garden. ©
Temi Tea Garden.

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