7 days in Darjeeling, Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling, Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling, Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Sohra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Shillong
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Colombo


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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 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling journey maker website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Darjeeling is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Colombo in December, plan for little chillier days in Darjeeling, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cherrapunjee.

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Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Kangchenjunga
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Sohra

Sohra ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Cherrapunjee online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Cherrapunjee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shillong.
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), take a stroll through Police Bazar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip maker website .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Shillong in 2 hours. December in Shillong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gangtok.

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Police Bazar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula. On your second day here, take a stroll through MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Shillong to Gangtok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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