5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pelling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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: wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok visit planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ravangla.

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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
On the 19th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonn Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Mangbrue Gompa View Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ralong Monastery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ravangla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Ravangla takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ravangla can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelling tour planning tool .

Getting from Ravangla to Pelling by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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