8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Indore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Bhopal

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 10th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take in the awesome beauty at St. Mary's Hill, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling day trip website .

Bhopal to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bhopal in March, you will find days in Darjeeling are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pelling online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 3.5 hours. In March in Pelling, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Pelling to Lachung in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

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

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then make a trip to Nathula. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok route website .

Getting from Lachung to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

1
night
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Indore sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Indore by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Indore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites
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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

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