8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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.
Bring the kids along to Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary builder app .

Chennai (Madras) to Gangtok is an approximately 8-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 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Rimbi Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sangay Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling trip planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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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