20 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

20 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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20 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Agartala
Drive:  11​h
1
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 8 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Agartala

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Explore Ravangla's surroundings by going to Temi Tea Garden (in Temi) and Phushrey Lake (in Aritar).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ravangla route planner.

Agartala to Ravangla is an approximately 27.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Temi Tea Garden, Phushrey Lake
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

5
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planning website .

Drive from Ravangla to Gangtok in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pelling: Yuksom (Tashiding Monastery, Dubdi Monastery, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip maker app .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 2 hours. May in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

8
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, and admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Darjeeling road trip planner .

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. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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