5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner .

Hyderabad to Gangtok is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, get great views at Tiger Hill, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta and then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling road trip planning site .

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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