7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
Mumbai (Bombay)

3
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling itinerary builder.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jelep La Pass in Lava (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, wander the streets of MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok itinerary maker.

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. December in Gangtok sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jelep La Pass
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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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