9 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

9 days in Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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Darjeeling
— 5 nights
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Gangtok
— 3 nights
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Darjeeling

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Chowrasta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip maker tool.

Bengaluru to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Darjeeling is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nathula and MG Marg. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip maker site.

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks