6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong and Do Drul Chorten Stupa. Get outdoors at Tsomgo Lake and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Gonjang Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, and admire the sheer force of Bakthang Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gangtok journey planner.

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 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 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Bakthang Waterfalls ©
Bakthang Waterfalls

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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then examine the collection at Everest Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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