8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
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, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary site .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

3
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, admire all the interesting features of Happy Valley Tea Estate, and make a trip to Samthar Plateau.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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