9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Patna
train + taxi:  15​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Patna


5
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.
Kids will enjoy Tsongmo Lake and Hanuman Tok. Step out of the city life by going to Banjhakri Water Falls and Himalayan Zoological Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary planning website .

Patna 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Batasia Loop. Step out of the city life by going to Kanchenjunga Mountain and Happy Valley Tea Estate. There's lots more to do: get great views at Tiger Hill, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder tool .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Parasailing & Paragliding

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