9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, then snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and finally delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pelling road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 2 hours. November in Pelling sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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 (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhirdham Temple, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 1.5 hours. In November in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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