8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Siliguri
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder website .

New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, and finally steep yourself in history at Nathula. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir, and then explore the activities along Teesta River.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Teesta River
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Teesta River ©
Teesta River

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling road trip planning app .

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In October in Pelling, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Rimbi Water Falls ©
Rimbi Water Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Everest Museum. On your second day here, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tinchuley Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling visit planner.

Getting from Pelling to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siliguri.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery ©
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

1
night
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sed-Gyued Monastery, delve into the lush surroundings at Bengal Safari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Siliguri holiday maker app .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. October in Siliguri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siliguri

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kali Mandir ©
Kali Mandir
Bengal Safari ©
Bengal Safari

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