7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of MG Marg. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok online trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Chowrasta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tinchuley Village and Guru Sakya Monastery. Step out of Darjeeling with an excursion to Tonglu in Singalila National Park--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, and see the interesting displays at Everest Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tonglu
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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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