10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gangtok
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Gangtok

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tsomgo Lake and Kyongnosla Waterfall. The adventure continues: wander the streets of MG Marg, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Gangtok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Zoological Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, appreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lachung trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

1
night
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 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip maker .

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Happy Valley Tea Estate ©
Happy Valley Tea Estate

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