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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Enchey Monastery. Get outdoors at Teesta River and Bakthang Waterfalls. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Do Drul Chorten Monastery, steep yourself in history at Kabi Lungchok, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gangtok trip maker tool .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Deorali Butterfly Bridge, Teesta River
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Plant Conservatory ©
Plant Conservatory
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Bakthang Waterfalls ©
Bakthang Waterfalls

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tinchuley Village and Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Red Panda Tours and Travels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darjeeling: Namchi (Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Char Dham, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, and see the interesting displays at Everest Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip maker website .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Namchi, Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre, Red Panda Tours and Travels
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Parasailing & Paragliding
Everest Museum ©
Everest Museum

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