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1. Posted by shab28 (Budding Member 17 posts) 7w 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 941 posts) 6w 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 (Budding Member 70 posts) 6w 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.