8 days in Sikkim & Northeast India Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim & Northeast India Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim & Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shillong
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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 30th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Pelling route planning tool .

Bengaluru to Pelling is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect nights in Pelling to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

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You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Fancy Bazar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, then snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Guwahati online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Guwahati by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©

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 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, admire the landmark architecture of The Grand Madina Masjid, and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls and then make a trip to Shillong View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shillong road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Shillong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Museums
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

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