6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Stupa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok tour app .

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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Gangtok hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pelling.

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pelling road trip website .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, and finally get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
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Tiger Hill
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Barbotey Rock Garden

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