10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), get great views at Tiger Hill, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling day trip planning site .

Chennai to Darjeeling is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Explore Pelling's surroundings by going to Yuksom (Coronation Throne Of Norbugang & Tashiding Monastery) and Ravangla (Buddha Park & Ralong Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Ravangla, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

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You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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