8 days in North Sikkim, East Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

8 days in North Sikkim, East Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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8 days in North Sikkim, East Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Lachung
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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1
day
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 6th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lachung tour builder app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Lachung is an approximately 20.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Hanuman Tok. Escape the urban bustle at Banjhakri Water Falls and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through MG Marg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

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You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Head to Park Street and New Marketfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Museums Tours
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Park Street ©
Park Street
New Market
New Market
Sunshine ©
Sunshine

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