5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Chennai

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.
On the 15th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gangtok journey planner .

Chennai to Gangtok is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain and then stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling road trip site .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In October in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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