7 days in New Delhi, Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in New Delhi, Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Explore hidden gems such as Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat. Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). The adventure continues: make a trip to India Gate, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online driving holiday planner .

Jaipur to New Delhi is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

1
day
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 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then wander the streets of MG Marg, then stop by Golden Tips, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Gangtok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, then appreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
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 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, explore and take pictures at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, then examine the collection at Everest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner .

You can drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Char Dham
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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