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 30​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 in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the next day, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip itinerary maker site .

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Darjeeling hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Siliguri.

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the different shops 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.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siliguri trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

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

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

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