6 days in Ranchi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

6 days in Ranchi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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6 days in Ranchi, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Ranchi
— Few hours
Drive:  17​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Gaya

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Ranchi

Ranchi
Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ranchi trip app .

Gaya to Ranchi is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Ranchi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites

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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 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Tiger Hill, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling holiday planner .

Drive from Ranchi to Darjeeling in 17.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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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 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, make a trip to Nathula, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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