11 days in Sikkim & West Bengal Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim & West Bengal Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 4 nights
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Lachung
— 1 night
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
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Siliguri
— 1 night
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights

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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 Nathula. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planner.

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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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 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lachung online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gangtok to Lachung by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling journey planner.

Getting from Lachung to Darjeeling by car takes about 6.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Siliguri.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

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Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): browse the different shops at Vega Circle Mall, then take a peaceful walk through Bengal Safari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, and finally browse the different shops at City Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siliguri trip planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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City Centre ©
City Centre
Bengal Safari ©
Bengal Safari
ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara ©

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©

City of Joy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally get curious at Science City. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and finally don't miss a visit to Mother House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) route app.

Explore your travel options from Siliguri to Kolkata (Calcutta) with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Siliguri in April; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 42°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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