4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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4 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
— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Batasia Loop and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling 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. December in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then make a trip to Nathula Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, take a stroll through MG Marg, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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