12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Ravangla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at MG Marg and Ranka Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong and Palzor Stadium. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip itinerary maker .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Teesta River
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bhim Nala Falls and Lachung Monastery. Take a break from Lachung with a short trip to Chopta Valley in Lachen, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lachung online day trip planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravangla.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Chopta Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

1
day
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ralong Monastery, then trek along Maenam Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravangla tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lachung to Ravangla in 5 hours. October in Ravangla sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Ravangla

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Temi Tea Garden., take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, and then pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Namchi online itinerary builder .

Drive from Ravangla to Namchi in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temi Tea Garden.
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Temi Tea Garden. ©
Temi Tea Garden.

2
nights
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 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Sangay Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and finally make a trip to Tashiding Monastery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling tour planner .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Pelling takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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