6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Nagpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of MG Marg. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake and then make a trip to Nathula Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok journey planning site .

Nagpur to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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 20th (Wed): explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally make a trip to Samthar Plateau.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder website .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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