7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then admire the striking features of Tamang Buddhist Monastery, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip itinerary builder app .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
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: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, wander the streets of MG Marg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery.

Before you visit Gangtok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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