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
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 30th (Sat), meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and then take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get great views at Tiger Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling online route 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. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Darjeeling: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (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 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass. On your second day here, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then wander the streets of MG Marg, and finally admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

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Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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