8 days in Northeast India Itinerary

8 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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8 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Guwahati
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shillong holiday website .

Ahmedabad to Shillong is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Ahmedabad in December, plan for little chillier days in Shillong, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guwahati online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Guwahati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Hanuman Tok. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nathula, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pelling.

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

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pelling tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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