6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

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 6th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and then get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling journey planner .

Chandigarh to Darjeeling is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nathula and Ranka Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at MG Marg and Rumtek Monastery Sikkim. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip planning app .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

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