7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Shillong
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru


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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Umiam Lake and then examine the collection at Butterfly Museum. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shillong journey planning tool .

Bengaluru to Shillong is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Shillong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Ward's Lake ©
Ward's Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, and finally take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangtok route planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Kyongnosla Waterfall ©
Kyongnosla Waterfall
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Pelling trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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