3 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

3 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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3 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Batasia Loop and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling day trip planner .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip maker .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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