5 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Surat

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.
You've now added Tiger Hill to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery. On the next day, get great views at Tiger Hill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and finally look for gifts at Chandulal's.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling holiday maker tool .

Surat to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Surat in May, expect Darjeeling to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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 16th (Thu): take a stroll through MG Marg, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok online visit planner .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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