12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 3 nights
2
Lachen
— 1 night
3
Lachung
— 1 night
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
5
Darjeeling
— 3 nights

3
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok road trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lachen road trip website.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature · Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

1
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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip builder site.

Getting from Lachen to Lachung by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Take a break from Pelling with a short trip to Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Pelling takes 7.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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: get great views at Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling day trip site.

Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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

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