Darjeeling is under West Bengal state and Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It takes about 4.5 hours to reach one place from the other by car.
Actually you can start with either place. If you visit Darjeeling first, then you can avoid some parts of the bad roads to Gangtok. There are some major road repair and widening work going on at the National Highway NH31A that leads to Gangtok. And from Bagdogra or NJP if you head straight for Gangtok, there is no way to avoid those sections of the road.
Now consider the return. Darjeeling is nearer to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport than Gangtok. The usual drive time from Darjeeling to Njp/Bagdogra is 3.5 hours compared to 4.5 hours from Gangtok. Additionally since major repair work is going on at the national highway NH31A, sometimes you can get huge traffic jams while returning from Gangtok. It can throw your timings out of control and can sometimes get quite risky while trying to catch a train or flight. So you must start early.

6 Days from USD 695

Delhi | Bagdogra | Darjeeling | Kalimpong | Gangtok | Bagdogra


Day 01: Delhi/Bagdogra Airport/Darjeeling (3 hrs. drive)

Meet & Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Darjeeling (6,710 ft.). On arrival check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 02: Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 03: Darjeeling/Kalimpong (3 hrs. drive)

After Breakfast transfer to Kalimpong (4,100 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon enjoy half day tour of Kalimpong Visit Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham's Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & Flowers Nurseries, also stop-over at the cheese factory. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.

Day 04: Kalimpong/Gangtok (3 hrs. drive)

After breakfast transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon proceed for a half day city tour visiting Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 05: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.)

Day 06: Gangtok/Bagdogra Airport (4 hrs. drive)

After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.


Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking/language guide/naturalist for all sightseeing& safari.