12 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

12 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 2 nights
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Lachen
— 1 night
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Lachung
— 1 night
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Pelling
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gangtok day trip site.

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ganesh Tok View Point ©
Ganesh Tok View Point

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Lachen

Lachen ©
Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

Discover how to plan a Lachen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachen takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lachen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Lachung on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Lachen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lachung day trip planning site.

Drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

4
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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pelling: Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Buddha Park (in Ravangla). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pelling are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Batasia Loop, get engrossed in the history at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, then get great views at Tiger Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling attractions planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In May in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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

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