12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bengaluru

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 10th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling online driving holiday planner .

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Darjeeling hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lachen road trip planning site .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Lachen in 7 hours. Traveling from Darjeeling in April, expect Lachen to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lachung online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, wander the streets of MG Marg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gangtok online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 20th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pelling itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. April in Pelling sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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