8 days in Darjeeling District & Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling District & Sikkim Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India vacation builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Darjeeling District & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Siliguri
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Singalila National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City

1
day
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, then hunt for treasures at Hong Kong Market, then get curious at The Science City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Siliguri online road trip planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Siliguri is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Siliguri are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Market ©
Hong Kong Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip planner .

You can drive from Siliguri to Gangtok in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls

3
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.
Visiting Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Chattakpur will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Tinchuley Village. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, get great views at Tiger Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling travel route planning website .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. May in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Singalila National Park.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

1
night
Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park ©
A coveted trekking and camping destination in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal, Singalila National Park offers fabulous views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks for most of its route.
On the 31st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandakphu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Singalila National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Singalila National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Darjeeling in May; daily highs in Singalila National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sandakphu ©
Sandakphu

Similar Plans

9 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA March, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA April, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA April, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA April, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans