9 days in Sikkim, Meghalaya & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim, Meghalaya & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim, Meghalaya & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Colombo
+3
bus + foot + Fly + taxi:  10​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Cherrapunjee
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
End: Colombo

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass. On the next day, take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Gangtok is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shillong.

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

2
nights
Shillong

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Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Police Bazar.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shillong day trip app .

Getting from Gangtok to Shillong by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Cherrapunjee.

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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherrapunjee online travel route planner .

You can drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, let little ones run wild at Lebong Race Course, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Cherrapunjee to Darjeeling by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
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Kanchenjunga Mountain

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