8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  13​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pelling is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Lachen.

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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
day
Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 26th (Tue), explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

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Drive from Pelling to Lachen in 7 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

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Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

2
days
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 27th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip maker site

You can drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. In December in Lachung, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Gangtok on the 28th (Thu).

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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
days
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 29th (Fri): get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

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