7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Meghalaya & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+3
foot + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Shillong
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of The Grand Madina Masjid. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, and then wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shillong itinerary planner .

Hyderabad to Shillong is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, Shillong is little chillier than Hyderabad - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mawkdok Dympep Valley
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

1
night
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 4th (Mon): make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, then take a stroll through MG Marg, and then identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and then make a trip to Tashiding Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pelling day trip app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. March in Pelling sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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