9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Bagdogra

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 (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Batasia Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamahatta, and then contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling travel planner .

Bagdogra to Darjeeling is an approximately 3-hour car ride. May in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

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 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lachung itinerary website .

Drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

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.
Bring the kids along to Tsongmo Lake and Hanuman Tok. Get outdoors at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Deorali Orchid Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through MG Marg, steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gangtok vacation app .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pelling vacation planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. In May in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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