12 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

12 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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12 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Gangtok
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then look for gifts at Chandulal's, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, expect Darjeeling to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

1
night
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 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung sightseeing website .

Getting from Darjeeling to Lachung by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Gangtok on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Lachung

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

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Mangal Dham. Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, stop by Golden Tips, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teesta River, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Mangal Dham Pranami Temple
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Climbing Tours

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