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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling visit planning website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Darjeeling is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Colombo in February: highs in Darjeeling hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sohra.

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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
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Sohra

Sohra ©
On the 5th (Wed), take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sohra trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Sohra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shillong holiday planner.

You can drive from Sohra to Shillong in 2 hours. In February in Shillong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gangtok.

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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 7th (Fri), explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Shillong to Gangtok takes 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 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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