6 days in Darjeeling, Siliguri & Gangtok Itinerary

6 days in Darjeeling, Siliguri & Gangtok Itinerary

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6 days in Darjeeling, Siliguri & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Siliguri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 7th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Tiger Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip planner .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect nights in Darjeeling to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Siliguri.

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
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Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
Siliguri

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. On the 9th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, then hunt for treasures at Hong Kong Market, and finally engage your brain at The Science City.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siliguri travel planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Siliguri

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Hong Kong Market

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.
On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Nathula Pass, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planner .

You can drive from Siliguri to Gangtok in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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