8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling District Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling District Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling District Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

3
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and make a trip to Batasia Loop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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