12 days in Shillong, Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

12 days in Shillong, Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Shillong
— 3 nights
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Gangtok
— 3 nights
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
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Pelling
— 2 nights

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Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Shillong is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, explore the striking landscape at Laitlum Canyons, visit Police Bazar, and see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip itinerary builder tool.

Hyderabad to Shillong is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in January, with highs in Shillong at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

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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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gangtok vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Shillong to Gangtok in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, and get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling road trip planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pelling visit website.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

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