9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Bengaluru

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tsongmo Lake and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Family-friendly places like Hanuman Tok and Himalayan Zoological Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and try to win big at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok journey maker site .

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
days
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lachung trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

2
days
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 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pelling trip planner .

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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