9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nathula Pass and Ranka Monastery. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary builder .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deorali Butterfly Bridge, Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get in touch with nature at Tonglu and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tonglu
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain

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