8 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Coimbatore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get great views at Tiger Hill, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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Coimbatore to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, admire the natural beauty at Pine View Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tharpa Choling Monastery, don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kalimpong journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Kalimpong takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites Parks
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Tharpa Choling Monastery ©
Tharpa Choling Monastery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery

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.
Attractions like Nathula and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Zoological Park, and don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gangtok visit planning app .

Getting from Kalimpong to Gangtok by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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