7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

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 next day, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling online day trip planner .

Chandigarh to Darjeeling is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at MG Marg and Ranka Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nathula Pass and Rumtek Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gangtok day trip website .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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