10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Agartala
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Agartala

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 20th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. On your second day here, go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

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Agartala to Darjeeling is an approximately 27-hour car ride. In April in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pelling online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Pelling takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Nathula Pass and Tsongmo Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Banjhakri Water Falls and Himalayan Zoological Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of MG Marg, look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and make a trip to Hanuman Tok.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok day trip planning tool .

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

3
nights
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls.

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Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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