12 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

12 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

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12 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

Gangtok
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 7 nights
Gangtok

2
days
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, get great views at Tiger Hill, then view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling trip generator.

Gangtok to Darjeeling is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain

2
days
Kalimpong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Pine View Nursery, take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, then explore and take pictures at Dr. Graham's Homes, and finally make a trip to Deolo Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham, admire the striking features of Ngadak Monastery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, and finally make a trip to Samdruptse Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong sightseeing planner.

Drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trips

Namchi, Samdruptse Hill
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Deolo Hill
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
Ngadak Monastery

8
days
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.
Bring the kids along to Tsomgo Lake and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gangtok holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Gangtok takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sikkim
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Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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