5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dj's Downtown Resto Bar. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, then hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, then take a stroll through MG Marg, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Dj's Downtown Resto Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir, then stop by Golden Tips, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok sightseeing planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Golden Tips ©
Golden Tips

3
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.
Darjeeling Paragliding - Private Flights has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Everest Museum and Himalayan Tibet Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Tinchuley Village and Char Dham are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre (in Kalimpong) and Saibaba Temple (in Namchi). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip maker .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Namchi, Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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