8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Shillong Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Shillong Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Shillong
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

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 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery and then get great views at Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Batasia Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner .

Jaipur to Darjeeling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, Darjeeling is a bit cooler than Jaipur - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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

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, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gangtok sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and then explore the activities along Ward's Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, wander the streets of Police Bazar, and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shillong vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gangtok to Shillong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. June in Shillong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

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