8 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 24th (Mon): get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point and then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip planning website .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 27th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Gouripur House, then explore the galleries of Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre, and finally make a trip to Deolo Hill.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kalimpong vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Kalimpong takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kalimpong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Kalimpong Cactus Nursery ©
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 28th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Pelling takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) 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

2
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.
On the 30th (Sun), gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

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You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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