10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi

2
days
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), wander the streets of MG Marg. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, and then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok travel planner.

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 November, things will get little chillier in Gangtok: highs are around 23°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
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Hanuman Tok

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Happy Valley Tea Estate. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, make a trip to Batasia Loop, get great views at Tiger Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhirdham Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Darjeeling vacation trip planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Happy Valley Tea Estate ©
Happy Valley Tea Estate

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Lachung takes 7 hours. In November in Lachung, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Dharamsala.

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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
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Yumthang Valley

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

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Drive from Lachung to Dharamsala in 37 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
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Dal Lake

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