8 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden.

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New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lachung road trip tool .

Getting from Darjeeling to Lachung by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

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

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: make a trip to Nathula, take a stroll through MG Marg, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall.

Before you visit Gangtok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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