7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 4 nights
bus + train:  6​h
End: Bhubaneswar

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Devi-Sthan Temple, then get great views at Ahal Dara View Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Darjeeling online travel route planner .

Bhubaneswar to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

4
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online route planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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