10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Shillong
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
7
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 31st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre and then explore the galleries of Ava Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lamahatta, stroll through Tinchuley Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip builder website .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre ©
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pelling road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravangla.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Buddha Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, then hike along Maenam Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ravangla trip planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Ravangla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, then stop by Golden Tips, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ravangla to Gangtok takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

1
day
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 6th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mawphlang Sacred Forest and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shillong trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gangtok to Shillong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, shop like a local with Park Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally stop by Kumortuli.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kolkata (Calcutta) when traveling from Shillong in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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