6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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6 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Pune

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 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling online trip builder .

Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Tsongmo Lake and Deorali Orchid Sanctuary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and admire the landmark architecture of Tsuk La Khang Monastery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok journey maker app .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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