5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Goa
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h
2
Gangtok
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Lachen
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goa holiday builder .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, you will find days in Goa are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (34°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Gangtok.
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Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Goa to Gangtok takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Samdruptse Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, then pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Namchi tour planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Namchi by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Namchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham

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Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 4th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lachen trip builder website .

Getting from Namchi to Lachen by car takes about 6 hours. In April, Lachen is colder than Namchi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
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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 where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lachung route planner.

You can drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

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