9 days in Shillong, Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Shillong, Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Shillong
— 1 night
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Gangtok
— 3 nights
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights

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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.
For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shillong trip planner.

Pune to Shillong is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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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.
Attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, contemplate the long history of Nathula, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Zoological Park, and identify plant and animal life at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Shillong to Gangtok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, identify plant and animal life at Lamahatta, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and stop by Chandulal's.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In April in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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