16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  44​h
1
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Loleygaon
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, and then make a trip to Deolo Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kalimpong trip planner .

Mumbai to Kalimpong is an approximately 45-hour car ride. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Kalimpong to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple ©
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple

3
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 lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pelling trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Pelling takes 3.5 hours. December in Pelling sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.

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
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: steep yourself in history at Nathula, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
On the 21st (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lachen trip site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lachen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toLachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lachung road trip website .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature
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Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Shanti Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online holiday planner .

Drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Loleygaon.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature
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Shanti Viewpoint ©
Shanti Viewpoint

2
nights
Loleygaon

Loleygaon ©
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the views at Charkhole. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Canopy Walk.

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Traveling by car from Gangtok to Loleygaon takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Loleygaon

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Canopy Walk ©
Canopy Walk

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