11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Sohra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Guwahati
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Sohra

Sohra ©
Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sohra road trip planner.

New Delhi to Sohra is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

2
nights
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the activities along Umiam Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and then explore the activities along Ward's Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shillong Peak, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Shillong trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sohra to Shillong takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shillong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, then don't miss a visit to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Guwahati trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gangtok sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. May in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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