11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gangtok
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lachen
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mirik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Gangtok
— 3 nights
End: Gangtok

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tea Garden, Adventures Unlimited and Kanchenjunga Mountain. On the 30th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, pedal to the sights with Adventures Unlimited, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and finally meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling tour itinerary planner.

Gangtok to Darjeeling is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lachung trip planning tool .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lachen.

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)
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

1
day
Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 4th (Fri), explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachen road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mirik.

Things to do in Lachen

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

1
night
Mirik

Mirik ©
Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sumendu Lake. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Tingling view point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Donbosco Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sumendu Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirik trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lachen to Mirik in 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lachen in May: high temperatures in Mirik hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Mirik

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Sumendu Lake ©
Sumendu Lake
Tingling view point ©
Tingling view point
Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery ©

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tonglu as well as Rimbi Waterfalls. On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rimbi Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Tonglu, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pelling trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Pelling takes 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lachen in May: high temperatures in Pelling hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner .

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

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