7 days in Sikkim, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

7 days in Sikkim, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

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7 days in Sikkim, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Shimla
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Guwahati
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h
End: Shimla

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nathula Pass and Hanuman Tok. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok itinerary planning website .

Shimla to Gangtok is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula

1
night
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 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, and then wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gangtok to Shillong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then explore the activities along Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at The Maati Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Guwahati.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guwahati journey maker app .

You can drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary ©
Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary

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