8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Shillong
— 1 day
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Tawang
— 1 day
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Gangtok
— 1 night
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, and then wander the streets of Police Bazar.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shillong trip builder site.

New Delhi to Shillong is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Shillong hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

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Tawang

Tawang
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Shillong to Tawang takes 15 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks · Wildlife
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Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

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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 4th (Tue): wander the streets of MG Marg, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, then snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok holiday planner.

Drive from Tawang to Gangtok in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, and then stop by Chandulal's. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kangchenjunga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In June in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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