8 days in Darjeeling & Pune Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling & Pune Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling & Pune Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Pune
— 2 nights
End: Pune

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.
Tinchuley Village and Japanese Peace Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Happy Valley Tea Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Darjeeling side-trips: Gangtok (Deer Park & Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary) and Tonglu (in Singalila National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip tool .

Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Darjeeling

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Gangtok, Tonglu
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

2
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati and ISKCON NVCC Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Phoenix Market City and Phule Market. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Amanora Mall, admire the natural beauty at Mughal Garden, don't miss a visit to Laxmi Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pune trip planner .

Getting from Darjeeling to Pune by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Phule Market ©
Phule Market
Aga Khan Palace ©
Aga Khan Palace

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