7 days in Gangtok, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Bagdogra

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery, get great views at Shanti Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary maker .

Bagdogra to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, then appreciate the views at Jaldhaka River Valley, then make a trip to Deolo Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tharpa Choling Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kalimpong online trip builder .

Getting from Gangtok to Kalimpong by car takes about 3 hours. February in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

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Tharpa Choling Monastery ©
Tharpa Choling Monastery
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, then get great views at Tiger Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalimpong to Darjeeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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