5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Cherrapunjee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cherrapunjee trip builder app .

Chennai to Cherrapunjee is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Shillong on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Laitlum Canyons and then admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shillong road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cherrapunjee to Shillong by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks
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Laitlum Canyons ©
Laitlum Canyons
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

1
night
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 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Shillong to Gangtok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
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 6th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling road trip planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Shimla holiday maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Shimla in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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