8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Ahmedabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Darjeeling is a bit cooler than Ahmedabad - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

5
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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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