7 days in Darjeeling, Pelling & Gangtok Itinerary

7 days in Darjeeling, Pelling & Gangtok Itinerary

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7 days in Darjeeling, Pelling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gangtok
— 3 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 21st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read 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. When traveling from Bengaluru in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Darjeeling: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pelling trip planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 1.5 hours. April in Pelling sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

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.
Family-friendly places like Tsongmo Lake and Nathula Pass will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok online trip builder .

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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