9 days in Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Taxi:  11 h 30 min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Doha

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok online trip itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to Gangtok is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, walk around Eco Tourism Park, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

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