5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Goa
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Goa

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Bakthang Waterfalls. Family-friendly places like Nathula Pass and Flower Exhibition Centre will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok tour builder website .

London, UK to Gangtok is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Gangtok is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
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.
For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling road trip planning site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©

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