5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and then get great views at Tiger Hill.

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New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

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Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
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Nathula Pass
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

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