17 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

17 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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17 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi

4
days
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online holiday planner .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ravangla.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
day
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, stroll through Buddha Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maenam Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravangla day trip website .

You can drive from Gangtok to Ravangla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Ravangla

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery

3
days
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pelling: Yuksam (Dubdi Monastery & Kartok Lake). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pelling itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ravangla to Pelling in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksam, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

2
days
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Lord Buddha Statue & Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pine View Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham, then explore and take pictures at Dr. Graham's Homes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kalimpong online route builder .

You can drive from Pelling to Kalimpong in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kalimpong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Kalimpong

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Tendong Hill
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Kalimpong Cactus Nursery ©
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©

1
day
Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lachen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Lachen takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kalimpong in June, things will get little chillier in Lachen: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

#Parks, #Nature

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Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

2
days
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 10th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lachung attractions site .

Getting from Lachen to Lachung by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

3
days
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, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, and examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

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Getting from Lachung to Darjeeling by car takes about 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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