13 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

13 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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13 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip builder .

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Lachung on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Tours Nature

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachung journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Tours Nature

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toDarjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling journey builder site .

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toKolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta)
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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