8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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

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: explore the activities along Tsomgo Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok driving holiday planning app .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darjeeling: Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling) and Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksam). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip maker app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Sangacholing Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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