8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

5
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, meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok sightseeing planner.

Lucknow to Gangtok is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Lucknow in February, expect Gangtok to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Pelling is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

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You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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