10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Navi Mumbai
+3
bus + foot + Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gangtok
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
End: Navi Mumbai

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tinchuley Village and Mahakal Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Maenam Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darjeeling: Namchi (Char Dham & Siddheswar Dham). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling holiday planning app .

Navi Mumbai to Darjeeling is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Namchi, Maenam Hill
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham

2
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 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Red Panda Tours and Travels.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Pelling journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Yuksom
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Deorali Orchid Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, identify plant and animal life at Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and contemplate the waterfront views at Teesta River.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teesta River
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Teesta River ©
Teesta River
Nathula ©
Nathula

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