8 days in Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Mumbai


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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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugratara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati, then head outdoors with Awe Rides, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Guwahati road trip planning site .

Mumbai to Guwahati is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Guwahati to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hayagriva Madhava Temple
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Nathula, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, wander the streets of MG Marg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pelling online vacation planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pelling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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