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:  5​h 30​min
1
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling day trip planner .

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. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, things will get little chillier in Pelling: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ravangla.

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
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samdruptse Hill, and then stroll around Buddha Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravangla trip app .

You can drive from Pelling to Ravangla in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

2
nights
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.
Step out of Lachung to go to Lachen and see Chopta Valley, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lachung trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ravangla to Lachung in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Chopta Valley
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and then get great views at Tiger Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip maker app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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