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 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
You've added Tinchuley Village, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Japanese Peace Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Chowrasta and Ghoom Monastery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Darjeeling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. Traveling from New Delhi in September, you will find days in Darjeeling are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nathula Pass and Rumtek Monastery. Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. The adventure continues: wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, and stop by Golden Tips.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok road trip app .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

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