6 days in New Delhi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

6 days in New Delhi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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6 days in New Delhi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Darjeeling in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Darjeeling to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then admire the striking features of Tsuk La Khang Monastery, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip website .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology ©
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

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