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: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gangtok
— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Batasia Loop. There's much more to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling driving holiday planner.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling visit planning website .

Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Flower Exhibition Centre. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, wander the streets of MG Marg, and admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

Make your Gangtok itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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