9 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and stroll through Himalayan Zoological Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok online trip builder .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

4
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

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