8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

4
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 out of Darjeeling with an excursion to Tonglu in Singalila National Park--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, get great views at Tiger Hill, identify plant and animal life at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Chattakpur ©
Chattakpur

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: wander the streets of MG Marg, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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