7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yiga Choling Gompa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then get great views at Tiger Hill.

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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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Darjeeling at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pelling.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

1
day
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

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Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 1.5 hours. In May in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

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

3
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: identify plant and animal life at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

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You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary ©
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

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