8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  9​h
1
Siliguri
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Siliguri
— 1 day
train:  12​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Siliguri

Siliguri
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Siliguri trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Siliguri is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Siliguri. You will leave for Gangtok on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Siliguri

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buddha Park. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): walk around Buddha Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gangtok road trip website .

Getting from Siliguri to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. You will leave for Lachen on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks

Side Trip

Buddha Park
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Gurudongmar Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Gurudongmar Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lachen day trip planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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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.
Yumthang Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery and then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lachung online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gangtok attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siliguri.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Kyongnosla Waterfall ©
Kyongnosla Waterfall

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day
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
On the 1st (Wed), hunt for treasures at Hong Kong Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siliguri trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Gangtok to Siliguri by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping
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Hong Kong Market ©
Hong Kong Market

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