13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 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
— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Fri), visit MG Marg. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip planning tool .

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

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lachen online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachen takes 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lachen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Lachung.

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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lachung online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

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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.
Take a break from Pelling with a short trip to Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Pelling takes 7.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

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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: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, get great views at Tiger Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, and get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Darjeeling vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pelling to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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