5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 4th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok road trip site .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling online road trip planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. May in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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