10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhirdham Temple and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. On your second day here, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling visit planning website .

Mumbai to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect Darjeeling to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tashiding Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ravangla.

Things to do in Pelling

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bonn Monastery, then admire the striking features of Doling Gompa, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maenam Hill, and finally stroll through Buddha Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravangla tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Pelling to Ravangla in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ravangla are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Ravangla

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, and meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planner .

Drive from Ravangla to Gangtok in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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