5 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
Fly + taxi:  9​h
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through MG Marg, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, then explore the activities along Tsomgo Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gangtok is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Gangtok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, you will find days in Gangtok are little chillier (23°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Pelling.

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Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ganesh Tok View Point ©
Ganesh Tok View Point

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pelling trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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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 15th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling vacation planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain ©
Kanchenjunga Mountain
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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