59 days in India Itinerary

59 days in India Itinerary

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59 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Shillong
— 12 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kaziranga National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Guwahati
— 9 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pelling
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Jalpaiguri
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Gangtok
— 10 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

12
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Shillong side-trips: Arwah Lumshyna Tourist Cave (in Sohra), Cherrapunjee (Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church, Nohkalikai Falls, & more) and Durga Temple (in Jowai). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, step off the mainland to explore Lumpongdeng Island, examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Shillong trip planning app .

Bengaluru to Shillong is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, David Scott Trail, Arwah Lumshyna Tourist Cave, Smit Village, Durga Temple
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

2
nights
Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park provides a habitat for a significant percentage of the world's greater one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as a notably high density of tigers.
Kaziranga Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): head off-road at Kaziranga Adventures. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaziranga National Park and then explore the striking landscape of Kaziranga National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kaziranga National Park route app .

Getting from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nameri National Park (in Nameri National Park), Hajo (Joy Durga Temple, Hayagriva Madhava Temple, & more) and Nalbari (Hari Mandir & Jain Temple Nalbari). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugratara Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guwahati road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kaziranga National Park to Guwahati in 4 hours. October in Guwahati sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamrup District, Nalbari, Brahmaputra River, Nameri National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Hayagriva Madhava Temple ©
Hayagriva Madhava Temple

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Darjeeling: Kurseong (Bhangzang Salamander Lake & Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum), Tonglu (in Singalila National Park) and Simana View Point (in Mirik). There's still lots to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling travel planner .

Getting from Guwahati to Darjeeling by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kalimpong, Kurseong, Tonglu, Char Dham, Simana View Point
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

5
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Pelling side-trips: Ravangla (Buddha Park & Ralong Monastery) and Yuksom (Tashiding Monastery, Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, & more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pelling attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Jalpaiguri.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksom, Ravangla, Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

7
nights
Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri ©
Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jalpaiguri: Suntale Stream (in Samsing), Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary (in Birpara) and Gorumara National Park (Chapramari Watchtower & Gorumara National Park). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Dooars, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogomaya Kalibari, contemplate the waterfront views at Gazoldoba, and take a peaceful walk through Gorumara Forest.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jalpaiguri trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Pelling to Jalpaiguri in 5.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jalpaiguri are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Jalpaiguri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorumara National Park, Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary, Jalpesh Temple, Suntale Stream
Highlights from your plan
Gorumara National Park ©
Gorumara National Park
Dooars ©
Dooars
Baba Jatileswar ©
Baba Jatileswar

10
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.
Explore Gangtok's surroundings by going to Ravangla (Bonn Monastery, Maenam Hill, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nathula, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok road trip site .

Getting from Jalpaiguri to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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