7 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok tour itinerary planning website .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Happy Valley Tea Estate, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, 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 more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling tour planner .

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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