14 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

14 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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14 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Train + Taxi:  19​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Bhubaneswar

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Tinchuley Village. Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Observatory Hill will get you outdoors. When in Darjeeling, make a side trip to see Tonglu in Singalila National Park, approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, take in the pleasant sights at Orange Valley Tea Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling day trip planning app .

Bhubaneswar to Darjeeling is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in May, things will get a bit cooler in Darjeeling: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Climbing Tours. Attractions like Nathula and Hanuman Tok make great kid-friendly stops. When in Gangtok, make a side trip to see Phodong Monastery in Pelling, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of MG Marg, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gangtok road trip tool .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phodong Monastery, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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