9 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling day trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect Darjeeling to be little chillier, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelling online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 2 hours. In April in Pelling, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Attractions like Tsomgo Lake and Hanuman Tok make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nathula Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

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Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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