Route & dates
9 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling District & New Delhi Itinerary
Fly + taxi: 7h
Gangtok— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Singalila National Park— 1 night
Drive: 2h 15min
Darjeeling— 2 nights
taxi + Fly: 4h 15min
New Delhi— 3 nights
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.Get a sense of the local culture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. Get in touch with nature at Tsomgo Lake and Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Himalayan Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.
For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gangtok trip maker tool .
Ahmedabad to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in January; daily highs in Gangtok reach 16°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singalila National Park.
Things to do in Gangtok
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Singalila National Park
A coveted trekking and camping destination in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal, Singalila National Park offers fabulous views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks for most of its route.On the 27th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Tonglu.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Singalila National Park day trip planning app .
You can drive from Gangtok to Singalila National Park in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.
Things to do in Singalila National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Queen of the Hills
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 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling trip builder app .
Traveling by car from Singalila National Park to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.
Things to do in Darjeeling
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Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Humayun's Tomb, Chandni Chowk and Swaminarayan Akshardham. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Swaminarayan Akshardham. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb and then hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.
You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in New Delhi
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