5 days in Shillong & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Shillong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Shillong & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Shillong
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Umiam Lake, see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Grand Madina Masjid. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake, make a trip to Shillong View Point, and then admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Shillong trip itinerary builder app .

Amritsar to Shillong is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Amritsar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shillong, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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.
On the 4th (Sun), go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Shillong to Darjeeling takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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