5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tinchuley Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling road trip tool .

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, Darjeeling is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Namchi, Ralong Monastery, Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Monastery, stop by Golden Tips Tea Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Nathula ©
Nathula

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