10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Namchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 30th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Red Panda Tours and Travels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling visit planner.

Bengaluru to Pelling is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pelling, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Namchi.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery

2
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, then appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary and then make a trip to Samdruptse Hill.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Namchi trip planner .

You can drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. In July in Namchi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Teesta River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok trip tool .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Gangtok takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary ©
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary
Teesta River ©
Teesta River
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamahatta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling journey maker app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. July in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill

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