9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kalimpong
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pelling holiday app .

Jaipur to Pelling is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in May, expect Pelling to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nathula Pass and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Take a break from the city and head to Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, identify plant and animal life at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and stop by Handicraft Emporium.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalimpong.

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
day
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Durpin Dara Hill, then admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, and finally don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalimpong online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Kalimpong takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©

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 4th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then identify plant and animal life at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, then identify plant and animal life at Lamahatta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling route planner.

Getting from Kalimpong to Darjeeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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