6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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

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 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre and then take a stroll through MG Marg. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok tour itinerary website .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling sightseeing planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tinchuley Village. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip app .

Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 4 hours. July in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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