11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

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 Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok sightseeing planning website .

Ahmedabad to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ravangla.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maenam Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Phushrey Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temi Tea Garden., then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bonn Monastery, and finally admire the striking features of Doling Gompa.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravangla itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Ravangla takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ravangla can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Phushrey Lake, Temi Tea Garden.
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Temi Tea Garden. ©
Temi Tea Garden.

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, make a trip to Tashiding Monastery, then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Ravangla to Pelling in 4 hours. In May in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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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.
Bring the kids along to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Batasia Loop. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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