36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive:  11​h
1
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Siliguri
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
4
Patna
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Durgapur
— 3 nights
End: Durgapur

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lachung online journey planner .

Durgapur to Lachung is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You will leave for Siliguri on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

6
nights
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siliguri: Namchi (Tarey Bhir & Tendong Hill), Darjeeling (Coronation Bridge & Salugara Monastery) and Samdruptse Hill (in Ravangla). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Gorumara National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Dooars, admire the landmark architecture of Castleton Tea Garden, browse the different shops at City Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Eagle's Crag.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siliguri road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Siliguri takes 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Siliguri are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Siliguri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurseong, Darjeeling, Namchi, Gorumara National Park, Samdruptse Hill
Highlights from your plan
Dooars ©
Dooars
Coronation Bridge ©
Coronation Bridge
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

9
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: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, steep yourself in history at Nathula, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Siliguri to Gangtok in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Patna.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Patna

Patna
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
Explore Patna's surroundings by going to Hariharnath Temple (in Sonepur) and Vaishali (Bawan Pokhar Temple, Ashok Pillar, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Hanuman Mandir, pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Church, see the interesting displays at Patna Museum, and walk around Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Patna tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Patna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Patna, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vaishali, Hariharnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hanuman Mandir
Hanuman Mandir
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University

8
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and take a stroll through Park Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kolkata (Calcutta), use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Patna to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Durgapur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

3
nights
Durgapur

Durgapur ©
Durgapur is a Tier-II city in Paschim Bardhaman district, in the state of West Bengal, India. Durgapur is known for historic sites, shopping, theme parks, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Junction Mall, stop by Ajanta Tea Centre, contemplate the long history of Durgapur Barrage, and walk around Mohan Kumarmangalam Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durgapur trip maker tool .

Drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Durgapur in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durgapur

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ram Mandir ©
Ram Mandir
Junction Mall ©
Junction Mall
Ajanta Tea Centre ©
Ajanta Tea Centre

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