10 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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10 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Gangtok
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

5
days
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: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip builder website

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get little chillier in Gangtok: highs are around 19°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

4
days
Darjeeling

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling tour planning tool

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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