8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Gangtok
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
End: Darjeeling

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.
Attractions like Nathula and Flower Exhibition Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Zoological Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Gangtok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling online road trip planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 4 hours. November in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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

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