12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Train + Taxi:  25​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Shillong
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip maker site .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Tea Garden ©
Tea Garden

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Sangay Falls and then explore the activities along Kartok Lake. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at River Orange Garden and then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls.

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Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kartok Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Kartok Lake ©
Kartok Lake
River Orange Garden ©
River Orange Garden

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nathula, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, wander the streets of MG Marg, and admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok vacation planner.

Drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then don't miss a visit to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Guwahati trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Guwahati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Guwahati, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany, then make a trip to Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, and finally admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mawlynnong attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Mawlynnong takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
Mawlynnong Waterfall ©
Mawlynnong Waterfall

2
nights
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Shillong View Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and then explore the activities along Umiam Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ward's Lake and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Shillong takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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