31 days in Northeast India Itinerary

31 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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31 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Imphal
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
2
Tawang
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
Guwahati
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shillong
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cherrapunjee
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
6
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Pelling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Imphal

Imphal ©
Imphal is the capital city of the Indian state of Manipur. Imphal is known for historic sites, nature, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Loktak Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Imphal, Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra Temple, steep yourself in history at Kangla Fort, and trek along Cheirao Ching.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Imphal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Imphal is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Imphal

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Loktak Lake ©
Loktak Lake
RKCS Art Gallery ©
RKCS Art Gallery
Lord Sanamahi Temple ©
Lord Sanamahi Temple

3
nights
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Tawang is known for nature, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bum La Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gorichen Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at Taktsang Gompa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tawang Buddhist Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tawang tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Imphal to Tawang with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Tawang Buddhist Monastery ©
Tawang Buddhist Monastery

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Guwahati side-trips: Hayagriva Madhava Temple (in Hajo) and Nameri National Park (in Nameri National Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a trip to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Guwahati day trip website .

You can drive from Tawang to Guwahati in 14 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hayagriva Madhava Temple, Nameri National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shillong day trip tool .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Shillong, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

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

4
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Cherrapunjee is known for nature, wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge, wander the streets of Smit Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Mawkdok Dympep Valley.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cherrapunjee trip planner .

You can drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smit Village
Highlights from your plan
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai 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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cherrapunjee to Gangtok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Teesta River
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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 26th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ravangla.

Things to do in Lachung

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

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Phushrey Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ralong Monastery, and then stroll around Buddha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): trek along Maenam Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bonn Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Lachung to Ravangla takes 5 hours. December in Ravangla sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phushrey Lake, Saibaba Temple
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pelling: Yuksom (Dubdi Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, & more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pelling trip planning website .

You can drive from Ravangla to Pelling in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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