5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Jalpaiguri
Drive:  6​h
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Jalpaiguri

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Flower Exhibition Centre. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok road trip planner.

Jalpaiguri to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

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 18th (Sat), make a trip to Batasia Loop, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling day trip tool .

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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