6 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nathula, take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, and hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planning website.

Ahmedabad to Gangtok is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Popular historic sites such as Japanese Peace Pagoda and Ghoom Monastery are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Tinchuley Village and Chattakpur. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planning website.

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Darjeeling are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

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