4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, then view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, then take a stroll through MG Marg, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gangtok tour planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Rumtek Monastery
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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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