5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, admire all the interesting features of Happy Valley Tea Estate, don't miss a visit to Samthar Plateau, and see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling holiday 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. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through MG Marg, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok online holiday planner .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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