7 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kalimpong Itinerary

7 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kalimpong Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Gangtok
— 1 night
2
Lachung
— 1 night
3
Lachen
— 1 night
4
Darjeeling
— 1 night
5
Kalimpong
— 1 night

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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.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner.

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

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Tours · Nature

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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 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lachung trip planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lachen trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lachen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachen

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

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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 6th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Lachen to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Lachen in February, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darjeeling: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre ©
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre

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Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, have fun and explore at Kalimpong Science Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Durpin Dara Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalimpong trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. February in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalimpong Science Centre ©
Kalimpong Science Centre
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple ©
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple

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