16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Kamrup Metropolitan District
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tezpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kohima
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 45​min
6
Lachung
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Kamrup Metropolitan District

Kamrup Metropolitan District ©
Kamrup Metropolitan or Guwahati Metropolitan is one of the 35 districts in Assam state in north-eastern India. Kamrup Metropolitan District is known for historic sites, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, explore and take pictures at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, take in the exciting artwork at The Maati Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamrup Metropolitan District journey planner.

Jaipur to Kamrup Metropolitan District is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jaipur in June; daily highs in Kamrup Metropolitan District reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Kamrup Metropolitan District

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany, then take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mawlynnong Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mawlynnong journey planner .

Getting from Kamrup Metropolitan District to Mawlynnong by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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

3
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.
Shillong is known for nature, museums, historic sites, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, explore the activities along Ward's Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Marai Cave, and examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shillong road trip planner.

Drive from Mawlynnong to Shillong in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tezpur.

Things to do in Shillong

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

1
night
Tezpur

Tezpur ©
Tezpur is a city and Urban Agglomeration and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam in northeastern India. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nag-Sankar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshya Devalaya Temple, walk around Chitralekha Udyan, then take in nature's colorful creations at Agnigarh Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairabi Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tezpur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Shillong to Tezpur by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kohima.

Things to do in Tezpur

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Agnigarh Hill ©
Agnigarh Hill
Chitralekha Udyan ©
Chitralekha Udyan

1
day
Kohima

Kohima ©
Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Myanmar. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Naga Heritage Village, then make a trip to Khonoma Village, then stroll the grounds of Kohima War Cemetery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Japfu Peak.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kohima online visit planner .

Getting from Tezpur to Kohima by car takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Kohima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khonoma Village
Highlights from your plan
Kohima War Cemetery ©
Kohima War Cemetery
Khonoma Village ©
Khonoma Village
Naga Heritage Village ©
Naga Heritage Village

1
day
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 13th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lachung day trip planning website .

Getting from Kohima to Lachung by car takes about 24.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Nathula ©
Nathula

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 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and then make a trip to Tashiding Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pelling tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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