12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lachen
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bagdogra
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tinchuley Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online holiday planner .

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in June; daily highs in Darjeeling reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery ©
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

2
nights
Kalimpong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, explore and take pictures at Dr. Graham's Homes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tharpa Choling Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thongsha Gumpha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Durpin Dara Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalimpong trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Darjeeling to Kalimpong by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kalimpong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tharpa Choling Monastery ©
Tharpa Choling Monastery
Durpin Dara Hill ©
Durpin Dara Hill
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Teesta River, then try your luck at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, and then snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Gonjang Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, and finally admire all the interesting features of Palzor Stadium.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Gangtok takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Teesta River
Highlights from your plan
Teesta River ©
Teesta River
Shiv Mandir ©
Shiv Mandir
Kyongnosla Waterfall ©
Kyongnosla Waterfall

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.
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip app .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

2
nights
Lachen

Lachen ©
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachen trip maker site .

Drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. July in Lachen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Namchi visit planner .

You can drive from Lachen to Namchi in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lachen in July; daily highs in Namchi reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Namchi

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
Ngadak Monastery ©
Ngadak Monastery

few
hours
Bagdogra

Bagdogra
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bagdogra trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Bagdogra takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bagdogra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Bagdogra

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

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