12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, wander the streets of MG Marg, and admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip maker .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lachen online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachen takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lachen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lachung trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Step out of Pelling with an excursion to Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pelling trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Pelling takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

3
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 historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and get great views at Tiger Hill.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling holiday builder website .

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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