5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 45​min
End: Ranchi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Senchal Lake and then get great views at Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip itinerary maker app .

Ranchi to Darjeeling is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. In December in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Museums Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then steep yourself in history at Nathula, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok day trip planning site .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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