5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Darjeeling
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Darjeeling

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: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Darjeeling. September in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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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 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nathula, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Hanuman Tok, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip maker .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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