8 days in New Delhi & Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pelling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Let the collections at National Museum and Jantar Mantar capture your imagination. Head to Chandni Chowk and Gourmet Desirefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, delve into the lush surroundings at Jahanpanah City Forest, shop like a local with Connaught Place, and hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Gangtok.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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.
On the 6th (Thu), wander the streets of MG Marg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, try to win big at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, and then make a trip to Sikkim Manipal University.

Plan a Gangtok trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Gangtok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pelling.

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pelling trip planning site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 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 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

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Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls

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