7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Darjeeling online trip itinerary maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, expect Darjeeling to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
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 waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gangtok day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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