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
Cherrapunjee
— 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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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 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling travel route planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Darjeeling is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Colombo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Darjeeling, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 2nd (Sun), snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cherrapunjee trip planner.

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 3rd (Mon) 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.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Cherrapunjee to Shillong in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shillong are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Neighborhoods
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Police Bazar ©
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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Shillong to Gangtok by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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