6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Darjeeling
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
End: Darjeeling

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 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, take a stroll through MG Marg, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok day trip site .

Darjeeling to Gangtok is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Kanchenjunga Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darjeeling: Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksam) and Tonglu (in Singalila National Park). There's still lots to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling day trip tool .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©

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