6 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
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Gangtok
— 1 night
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Lachung
— 1 night
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Gangtok
— 1 night
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Darjeeling

— 2 nights

Queen of the Hills

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 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Himalayan Tibet Museum, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling tour planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Gangtok

— 1 night
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, then stop by MG Marg, and then hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

Start your trip to Gangtok by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Lachung

— 1 night
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Naga Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lachung tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Gangtok

— 1 night
Gurudongmar Lake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gurudongmar Lake, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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