5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, thensee the interesting displays at Everest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip planner.

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Darjeeling to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery ©
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Ralong Monastery and Shiv Mandir. When in Gangtok, make a side trip to see Maenam Hill in Ravangla, approximately Ravangla away. There's more to do: try your luck at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong and look for all kinds of wild species at Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok vacation planner.

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Side Trip

Ravangla
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Shiv Mandir ©
Shiv Mandir
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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