9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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 Pelling with a short trip to Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Pelling online tour planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pelling is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pelling, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravangla.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple, then make a trip to Samdruptse Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tumlong Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Phushrey Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, and then stroll around Buddha Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ravangla holiday website .

Drive from Pelling to Ravangla in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ravangla are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saibaba Temple, Phushrey Lake
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip maker website .

You can drive from Ravangla to Lachung in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Nathula, take a stroll through MG Marg, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

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You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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