8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pune


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip builder .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Samdruptse Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, then appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Namchi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Namchi takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Namchi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Namchi

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Samdruptse Hill
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Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally admire the sheer force of Naga Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner.

You can drive from Namchi to Lachung in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lachen trip planning app .

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Darjeeling.

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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Japanese Peace Pagoda and Chowrasta. Take a break from the city and head to Kanchenjunga Mountain and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and make a trip to Batasia Loop.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lachen in September; daily highs in Darjeeling reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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