4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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4 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bhubaneswar

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 4th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling road trip planner.

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. In May, Darjeeling is slightly colder than Bhubaneswar - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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