8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

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

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok road trip planning app .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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.
On the 27th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lachung trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

Make your Pelling itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7.5 hours. In October in Pelling, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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 30th (Wed), get great views at Tiger Hill, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

Make your Darjeeling itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. October in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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