13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Lachung
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Chandulal's. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip builder website .

Mumbai to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Darjeeling when traveling from Mumbai in May, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pelling road trip planning app .

Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
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, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lachung road trip planning app .

Drive from Pelling to Lachung in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lachen.

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

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lachen visit planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 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 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

Find out how to plan Gangtok trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Lachen to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stop by Kumartuli, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Shopping
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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