5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling itinerary planner.

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. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for little chillier days in Darjeeling, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
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Batasia Loop

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nathula Pass and Tsongmo Lake. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, and meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gangtok road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
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Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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