5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, and finally view the masterpieces at NC Mehta Gallery.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ahmedabad. In January, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

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Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

1
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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Darjeeling in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in January, with highs in Darjeeling at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): wander the streets of MG Marg, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gangtok itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, then look for gifts at Sohum Shoppe, and then identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Assam Rajyik State Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Maati Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, then explore the activities along Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Guwahati visit planning app .

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. January in Guwahati sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

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