7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train + taxi:  20​h
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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've now added Dj's Downtown Resto Bar to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, then wander the streets of MG Marg, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Dj's Downtown Resto Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and finally get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip builder website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling itinerary builder site .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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