8 days in Assam, Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Assam, Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Assam, Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Guwahati
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Bhubaneswar

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati, take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, then take in the views from Saraighat Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of The Maati Centre, then meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, then make a trip to Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati travel planner.

Bhubaneswar to Guwahati is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Guwahati, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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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 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nathula, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, and get great views at Tiger Hill.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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