7 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Bagdogra Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Bagdogra Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Bagdogra Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yuksom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bagdogra
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Bengaluru

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night
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 30th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner .

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darjeeling when traveling from Bengaluru in August, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nathula, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok road trip website .

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Pelling.

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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 4.5 hours. In September in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yuksom.

Things to do in Pelling

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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

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Yuksom

Yuksom ©
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery and then don't miss a visit to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yuksom trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Pelling to Yuksom by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yuksom

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Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang ©
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang

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Bagdogra

Bagdogra ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bagdogra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yuksom to Bagdogra takes 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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