9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubdi Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Pelling side-trips: Yuksom (Coronation Throne Of Norbugang & Tashiding Monastery). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary builder tool .

Hyderabad to Pelling is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, Pelling is slightly colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Golden Tips Tea Shop or Handicraft Emporium. Get a sense of the local culture at Nathula and Do Drul Chorten Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through MG Marg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok route planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Shiv Mandir ©
Shiv Mandir

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