5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern India Itinerary

Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Bhopal

2
days
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 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

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Bhopal to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

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Happy Valley Tea Estate
Barbotey Rock Garden
Everest Museum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuk La Khang Monastery, and then admire all the interesting features of Palzor Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Stupa, explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. In February in Gangtok, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rumtek Monastery
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Rumtek Monastery
Enchey Monastery
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