9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

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 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then explore the activities along Tsomgo Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, wander the streets of MG Marg, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and finally don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok itinerary builder.

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect Gangtok to be colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lachung.

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Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass
MG Marg

2
days
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 5th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lachung are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalimpong.

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Yumthang Valley

2
days
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 7th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Dr. Graham's Homes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, and then stroll through Samdruptse Hill. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then make a trip to Deolo Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Kalimpong takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pelling.

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Tendong Hill, Samdruptse Hill
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Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
Deolo Hill
Dr. Graham's Homes

1
day
Pelling

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

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You can drive from Kalimpong to Pelling in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

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Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery

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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, then view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling vacation planner.

Getting from Pelling to Darjeeling by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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