8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Family-friendly places like Kanchenjunga Falls and Buddha Park will thrill your kids. When in Pelling, make a side trip to see Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pelling online itinerary planner .

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pelling when traveling from Bengaluru in December, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Buddha Park
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Nathula and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok day trip planner .

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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