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Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

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Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

We are planning a trip from UK to Calcutta to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim. Want to travel in Oct or Nov. Which is the best month weather wise for sightseeing to view the mountains.

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1. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

October and November both are good months. I would suggest late October, the rains would have stopped by then and the sky is clear. But if its a few weeks either way, don't stress. As I said, both months are fine, weather wise.

Birmingham, United...
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2. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

Thanks very much!

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3. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

to me November end is the best month...will get clear sky...spectacular view of Kanchenjunga...splendid weather...barring the unknown political disturbances

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Birmingham, United...
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5. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

Thanks for your reply. Sounds beautiful ! Perhaps we should delay our trip. Will we still get clear mountain views in March?

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6. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

www.sikkimonline.info/sikkim/index.php…

This is where you can get a lot of info including some which has been quoted above.

Edited: 3:40 am, June 01, 2011
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for Shimla, Manali, Kashmir, Shillong, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puri, Darjeeling, Kolkata (Calcutta), Himachal Pradesh, Srinagar, Dalhousie, India
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7. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

You should get the views of mountains in March.

Edited: 3:57 am, June 01, 2011
Birmingham, United...
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8. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

Thanks very much!

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9. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

Hi,

I am planning to go to darjeeling in second week of Oct. Hope I will be able to enjoy the site seeing and hopefully there will be good whether..

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10. Re: Best time to visit Darjeeling / Gangtok

The weather of Darjeeling would be extremely pleasant in Mid-October. You'll get to see all the sights there, if luck favours, Kanchanjangha will also be visible...its a life time experience.

AshisRoy

Edited: 1:58 pm, September 01, 2011
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