10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
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Gangtok

— 4 nights
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 trails, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and grab your bike and head to Tsongmo Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok attractions tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Pelling

— 2 nights
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake and then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Pelling travel planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Darjeeling

— 3 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Tiger Hill, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip planner.

Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sikkim travel guide

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Landmarks · Biking Trails · Waterfalls
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northeast India, Sikkim revels in its abundance of beautiful nature, with a plethora of scenic lakes, waterfalls, and lush green valleys. Apart from adventurous treks through mountain passes and around pristine lakes, a vacation in Sikkim usually involves visitng Hindu temples and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and mountaineering feature prominently on tourist agendas, with a visit to a hot spa providing the perfect way to relax after an exhausting day. Yak safaris and high ropeways provide interesting ways to see high-altitude cities and the surrounding nature, which includes the state's natural symbols: the noble orchid and the red panda. Bordering Tibet and sandwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim is known for its diverse blend of cultures.