7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 3 nights
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Nathula and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner.

Chennai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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.
Bring the kids along to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. There's lots more to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

Plan trip to Darjeeling with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

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