9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
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 14th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum and then explore the galleries of Ava Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling driving holiday planning tool .

Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

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 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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 17th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lachung route planner .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Lachung takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

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

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lachen journey maker tool .

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Kyongnosla Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gangtok: Ravangla (Bonn Monastery & Maenam Hill). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nathula, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip builder tool .

Getting from Lachen to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ravangla, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nathula ©
Nathula

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