10 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Meghalaya Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Meghalaya Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Meghalaya Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Shillong
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Darjeeling side-trips: Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

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New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sangacholing Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gangtok trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 15th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, then admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cherrapunjee trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Cherrapunjee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Police Bazar and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shillong trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Cherrapunjee to Shillong takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Museums
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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