10 days in West Bengal, Jharkhand & Meghalaya Itinerary

10 days in West Bengal, Jharkhand & Meghalaya Itinerary

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Fly
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive
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Singalila National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Deoghar
— 1 day
Drive
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Tarapith
— 1 night
Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Shillong
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Shillong
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
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Darjeeling — 3 nights

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tinchuley Village and Himalayan Tibet Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mahakal Temple and Lamahatta. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online trip itinerary builder.

Hyderabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in March, with highs in Darjeeling at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Singalila National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Singalila National Park — 1 night

A coveted trekking and camping destination in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal, Singalila National Park offers fabulous views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks for most of its route.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Sandakphu.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Singalila National Park travel route builder app.

Getting from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park is 0.2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darjeeling in March, with highs in Singalila National Park at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Deoghar.
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Deoghar — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Deoghar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Baidyanath Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Deoghar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Singalila National Park to Deoghar in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Singalila National Park to Deoghar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tarapith.
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Tarapith — 1 night

Tārāpīṭh is a small temple town near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of the Indian state of West Bengal, known for its Tantric temple and its adjoining cremation (Maha Smashan) grounds where sādhanā (tantric rituals) are performed. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarapith Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tarapith attractions planner.

Getting from Deoghar to Tarapith by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shillong.
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Shillong — 2 nights

Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mawphlang Sacred Forest. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Laitlum Canyons.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Tarapith to Shillong with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kolkata (Calcutta).
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Kolkata (Calcutta) — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Tagore House and then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

You can fly from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Shillong in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kolkata (Calcutta), with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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West Bengal travel guide

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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.

Jharkhand travel guide

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Land of Forests
One of the most industrialized Indian states, Jharkhand also has dense forests, scenic lakes, waterfalls, and hills famous for their colossal caves with prehistoric paintings. Many make the trip to Jharkhand for business, but those coming for tourism can visit tiger reserves, important Hindu and Jain shrines, and a number of temples hosting festivals year-round. A strong and diverse tribal culture with over 30 groups makes Jharkhand a unique patchwork of traditions and influences. Nature lovers on holiday in Jharkhand should head to the rock gardens and numerous national parks, where the abundant wildlife includes leopards, lions, and rare birds.

Meghalaya travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Caves
A hilly and mountainous state with valleys and highland plateaus, Meghalaya offers a treat for nature lovers. A holiday in Meghalaya usually involves some combination of trekking, mountaineering, river canyoning, and swimming, plus a tour of ethnic villages and sampling of local cuisine. Visit the wettest place on earth, where subtropical forests hide living root bridges, impressive waterfalls, spectacular rock formations, and long cave systems. Sacred groves, lakes, and national parks harbor abundant wildlife, while year-round ethnic festivals and fairs keep alive traditional lifestyles.