Darjeeling To Gangtok


June 15 to September 15 is the time when all national parks and sanctuaries in Darjeeling district (including Singalila National Park, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and even Neora Valley National Park in Kalimpong area) remain closed to tourists. This is also the animal mating season.

Which is better Darjeeling or Gangtok?

Though the weather in Darjeeling is subtropical with high humidity. Gangtoks climate is somehow similar to the Darjeeling climate. The weather in Gangtok remains relatively cooler and is ideal for a trip. The best time to visit Gangtok is from October and mid-December.

Is there a train from Gangtok to Darjeeling?

There are total 1 trains running between Gangtok to Darjeeling. Some major trains that run from Gangtok to Darjeeling are New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling Nagari Train.

How can I go to Darjeeling from Gangtok?

Darjeeling to Gangtok by Air

From Bagdogra airport, you can board a state run bus or a private or shared cab to reach Gangtok. The journey takes about 4 – 5 hours. Alternatively, from Bagdogra, you can also opt to take a helicopter ride right up to Gangtok, which takes you about 20 minutes.

Is 2 days enough for Gangtok?

A couple of days is enough to explore all the beautiful tourist destinations as well as the natural scenic beauty of Gangtok, whether you are backpacking through Sikkim, or youve come for a proper vacation.

Can I cover Darjeeling in 1 day?

The toy train of Darjeeling was established in 1881. It is now one of the Indias UNESCO World Heritage sites. The town is also well known for its cultural diversity.
1 Day Itinerary of Darjeeling Local Sightseeing Tour Package.
S.No Sightseeing Place Recommended Duration
1 Tiger Hill 50 minutes
2 Batasia Loop 40 minutes
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Is 2 days enough for Darjeeling?

Two days in Darjeeling gives you enough time to take in most of the must-visits, from tea plantations to the toy train, with time left over to dig a little deeper into the local culture of the region.

Where should I go first Darjeeling or Gangtok?

It takes about 4 hours to reach one place from the other by car. However, from Bagdogra/NJP, Gangtok takes around 4.5 hours by car and Darjeeling around 3 hours under normal traffic conditions. While you can visit either place first, there are some practical reasons to visit Gangtok first and then Darjeeling.

What is the taxi fare from Gangtok to Darjeeling?

For a one-way trip, the Gangtok to Darjeeling taxi fare starts from INR 6377.

Which month is best for Darjeeling?

Take a look!
Peak Season to Visit Darjeeling – March to May and September to November.
Shoulder Season to Visit Darjeeling – December to February.
Low Season to Visit Darjeeling June to September.


How many days are enough for Darjeeling? If you are planning to visit both Darjeeling and Sikkim, then two days are enough to explore this beautiful hill station. Even


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