9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pelling itinerary maker .

Bengaluru to Pelling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in March, things will get slightly colder in Pelling: highs are around 35°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, and explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip maker app .

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Deorali Butterfly Bridge, Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

3
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 7th (Thu), get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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