9 days in Darjeeling, Shillong & Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Darjeeling, Shillong & Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Darjeeling, Shillong & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h
End: Durgapur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip builder site .

Durgapur to Darjeeling is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Umiam Lake, then admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, and then wander the streets of Police Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shillong online itinerary builder .

Getting from Darjeeling to Shillong by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

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

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nathula, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Shillong to Gangtok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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