6 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Pelling Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Pelling Itinerary

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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelling
— 2 nights
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Darjeeling

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Himalayan Tibet Museum, then soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner.

Nagpur to Darjeeling is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, Darjeeling is little chillier than Nagpur - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas

Kalimpong

— 1 night
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 30th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Durpin Dara Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): engage your brain at Kalimpong Science Centre, make a trip to Deolo Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then stroll around Lord Buddha Statue & Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham Pranami Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalimpong trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Kalimpong takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kalimpong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Pelling takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites