7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip planner .

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Darjeeling hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

4
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take a stroll through MG Marg, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deorali Butterfly Bridge, Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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