8 days in Sikkim, Bagdogra & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim, Bagdogra & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim, Bagdogra & Darjeeling Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

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Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

1
night
Bagdogra

Bagdogra ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagdogra planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Bagdogra in 4.5 hours. November in Bagdogra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Pelling.

Things to do in Bagdogra

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 13th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Bagdogra to Pelling in 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling road trip site .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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