10 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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10 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Bagdogra

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hanuman Tok and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner.

Bagdogra to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You will leave for Pelling on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Flower Exhibition Centre ©
Flower Exhibition Centre

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kids will enjoy Kanchenjunga Falls and Pemayangtse Gompa. Step out of Pelling to go to Yuksom and see Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, and take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pelling route planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Coronation Throne Of Norbugang
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Batasia Loop. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, examine the collection at Everest Museum, and gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 1.5 hours. April in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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