6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stop by Handicraft Emporium, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lachung vacation builder site .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

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Lachen

Lachen ©
On the 3rd (Wed), appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lachen trip builder .

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Lachen

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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Samdruptse Hill, then take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, then pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Namchi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lachen to Namchi takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lachen in April: highs in Namchi hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

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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 5th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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

Traveling by car from Namchi to Darjeeling takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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