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1. Posted by shab28 (Budding Member 17 posts) 50w Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I'm planning to visit a few places in India this April. Few questions :

Bhubaneswar : only planning 2-3 days here, which are the highly recommended temples in this short time?

Kolkata : anything interesting besides all those touristy stuff?

Darjeeling : how many days recommended approx?

I'm planning to travel via train to these places. Any particular rail service I should choose or avoid?

Any other must see places in these cities or any on the way?


2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1103 posts) 50w Star this if you like it!

I spent four days in Darjeeling, traveling by overnight train from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. From there I took a shared jeep to Darjeeling, a journey of about 70 kms. I paid 150 INR in 2012. See this link:

Suggest 2AC (second-class air-conditioned) for the train ride.

Darjeeling is quite a distance from Bhubaneswar; and I have no suggestions for you. I flew last year from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) to New Delhi to Bhubaneswar on IndiGo. As for temples, I visited several, including Rameshwar, Parsurameswar and Mukteshvara. Also visited the Jain Caves and the excellent (free) Tribal Museum:

Suggest you hire a car and driver in India, which I often do. Last year I visited Lucknow (traveling overland from Nepal), Bhubaneswar and tribal areas in Odisha and Chhattisgarh states. After that, and friend and I flew from Raipur to Mumbai and home. I plan to return to India this year.

Finally, enjoy the street food in Kolkata!

3. Posted by woinparis (Inactive 145 posts) 50w Star this if you like it!

Been only once in India, also recommend not to drive yourself, and april is hot. Damn hot. I drank all day and didn't have to use the loo.

4. Posted by aarjavi1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Hello! :) I have been to Darjeeling before, its beautiful!. 3-4 days are good enough for a stay there. You can also visit Sikkim if youre going to Darjeeling.
In Bhubhneshwar, there are a few must see temples you can visit - Lingraj Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, and Yogini Temple. You can try visiting at least one of these.
In my opinion train ride would be good. You can prebook your tickets and have some more information about Indian railways -snip- to save yourself from any struggles later.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

5. Posted by ManjitSingh (Budding Member 7 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

I would recommend you to visit cool places. If you are interested then visit Dharamshala, Palampur and Mcleodganj is an amazing places to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature.

6. Posted by Steffanhayden22 (Inactive 8 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Bhubaneswar is known as the city of temples when you can visit Lingraj Temple and Mukteshwar Temple. Darjeeling, is one of the most famous hill stations in India; located in the state of West Bengal and 3 days are enough for visiting Darjeeling. But I want to tell you that India is a sub-continent where you find thousands of historical and amazing places rich in culture and harmony. You can also visit Khajjiar, Dalhousie and Kashmir Valley etc to make your holidays enjoyable and unforgettable for the life.

7. Posted by ManjitSingh (Budding Member 7 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Thank you Stephan, i have not explored Bubaneshwar and I will definitely plan trip for that city.

8. Posted by Funstay (Inactive 2 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

April is the best month to visit darjeeling.
In Darjeeling, you can spend 3 to 4 days and tiger hill, Batasia loop, Nightingale park, Sandakphu Peak and Singalila National Park are best places to visit.
In Kolkata The Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Howrah Bridge, The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata and The Indian Museum are the best places to visit.

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