9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Gonjang Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Tsuk La Khang Monastery. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Teesta River, explore and take pictures at Palzor Stadium, try to win big at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, and identify plant and animal life at Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery
Teesta River ©
Teesta River

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lachung online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Darjeeling on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village, pause for some photo ops at Dali Monastery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling online attractions planner .

Drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Barbotey Rock Garden ©
Barbotey Rock Garden
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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