7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bhubaneswar

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhirdham Temple and then get great views at Tiger Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

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Bhubaneswar to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

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Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.

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Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

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: don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take a stroll through MG Marg, and explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

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Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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