5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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

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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner .

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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 1st (Wed), get great views at Tiger Hill, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling tour planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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