10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dubdi Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ralong Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pelling tour website.

Ahmedabad to Pelling is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in March: high temperatures in Pelling hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ravangla, Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang ©
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley and then admire the natural beauty at Temi Tea Garden.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lachung sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Lachung in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temi Tea Garden
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gurudongmar Lake as well as Nathula. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gonjang Monastery and Shiv Mandir. Go for a jaunt from Gangtok to Darjeeling to see Dali Monastery about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuk La Khang Monastery, and explore the activities along Teesta River.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gurudongmar Lake, Dali Monastery, Teesta River
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery
Dali Monastery ©
Dali Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Coronation Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling travel route planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Coronation Bridge ©
Coronation Bridge

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