7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Do Drul Chorten Monastery, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, then stop by Golden Tips, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gangtok is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gangtok. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Wildlife Parks
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Do Drul Chorten Monastery ©
Do Drul Chorten Monastery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tinchuley Village and Mahakal Temple. Char Dham and Tibetan Buddhist Monastery will appeal to history buffs. When in Darjeeling, make a side trip to see Siddheswar Dham in Namchi, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Everest Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Observatory Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Namchi
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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