10 days in Darjeeling & Pelling Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Pelling Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Pelling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pelling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

5
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.
Lamahatta has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tinchuley Village and Chowrasta. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, get great views at Tiger Hill, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Darjeeling, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Pelling on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

3
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 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pelling trip builder .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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