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Planning a trip to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

25th May to 29th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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INR 49,000 - 70,000View Breakdown

Things to do in Darjeeling in May

Day 1 - Saturday 25th, May
Morning -

Arrive at Darjeeling by train from Bhubaneswar. Check in to the hotel and relax.

Afternoon -

Visit the Peace Pagoda. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas from this serene location.

Evening -

Stroll through the Mall Road and enjoy local street food at Chowrasta Market.

Day 2 - Sunday 26th, May
Morning -

Visit Happy Valley Tea Estate for a peaceful walk and to learn about tea processing.

Afternoon -

Explore the Ghoom Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the region.

Evening -

Relax and enjoy the sunset at Tiger Hill, known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 3 - Monday 27th, May
Morning -

Take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Toy Train.

Afternoon -

Explore Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to see exotic Himalayan wildlife.

Evening -

Stroll through Observatory Hill for panoramic views and visit Mahakal Temple for its spiritual significance.

Day 4 - Tuesday 28th, May
Morning -

Relax and enjoy local breakfast at Keventer's.

Afternoon -

Visit the Rock Garden and enjoy a leisurely walk amidst natural beauty.

Evening -

Savor local cuisine at Glenary's Restaurant and Café and enjoy the charming ambience of the place.

Day 5 - Wednesday 29th, May
Morning -

Indulge in a relaxing session at the Anand Tea Lounge and rejuvenate with a cup of herbal tea.

Afternoon -

Explore local handicrafts and souvenirs at Nehru Road and buy some gifts to take back home.

Evening -

Relax and enjoy a leisurely evening at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station.

Weather in Darjeeling in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain30%
SeasonSpring

May in Darjeeling is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. There is a chance of occasional rainfall. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Darjeeling

Clothing & Apparel

T-shirts -

Pack 4-5 lightweight, breathable t-shirts. Cotton or moisture-wicking fabrics are recommended.

Full-sleeve shirt or light sweater -

For evenings or unexpected weather changes.

Comfortable pants or jeans -

Pack 2-3 pairs of comfortable pants that you can mix and match.

Waterproof jacket -

Darjeeling can experience unpredictable rainfall, so a waterproof jacket is essential.

Warm hat and gloves -

Even during May, it can get chilly in Darjeeling, especially in the mornings and evenings.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Darjeeling, so make sure your shoes are supportive and comfortable.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

Darjeeling can get quite sunny, so sunglasses are a must.

Hat -

A wide-brimmed hat can provide additional sun protection.

Scarf -

A lightweight scarf can be used for warmth or as a headscarf.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated by bringing your own reusable water bottle.

Travel umbrella -

In case of unexpected rain.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport/ID card -

Essential for travel and identity verification.

Cash and credit cards -

While cards are accepted in most places, it's always good to have some cash on hand.

Travel insurance -

Protect yourself against unexpected events during your trip.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Medications -

Pack any prescription medications you require.

Good to have

Travel pillow -

For added comfort during the train journey.

Guidebook or travel app -

For information on Darjeeling and its attractions.

Camera -

To capture your memories.

Small backpack or daypack -

For day trips and excursions.

Travel-sized toiletries -

For convenience and to meet airline carry-on restrictions.

Electronics

Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Power bank -

To keep your electronics charged on the go.

Travel adapter -

If necessary, based on your country of origin.

Headphones -

For entertainment and noise cancellation during the train journey.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Credit cards and cash are both widely accepted in Darjeeling, but it's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand.

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Budget for Darjeeling, West Bengal, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR49,000 - 70,000

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Flight Expense
INR 10,000- 15,000
Food
INR 10,000- 14,000
Hotel
INR 16,000- 24,000
Local Travelling
INR 2,000- 3,000
Activities
INR 6,000- 8,000
Misc
INR 5,000- 6,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
  • Try the local Darjeeling tea from different tea stalls for an authentic experience.
  • Bargain at the local markets for the best deals on souvenirs and handicrafts.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.