9 days in Gangtok, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Gangtok, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Gangtok
— 3 nights
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Kalimpong
— 2 nights
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Hanuman Tok. There's still lots to do: visit MG Marg, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner.

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get curious at Kalimpong Science Centre, then make a trip to Deolo Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Durpin Dara Hill. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samdruptse Hill, and finally stroll around Lord Buddha Statue & Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalimpong trip site.

Drive from Gangtok to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kalimpong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, then go for a walk through Orange Valley Tea Estate, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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You can drive from Kalimpong to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. April in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

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