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: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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, get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Delhi itinerary app .

Ahmedabad to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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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 10th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary maker app .

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. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Darjeeling: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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 11th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Monastery, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology ©
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

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