12 days in Bhutan & Ahmedabad Itinerary

12 days in Bhutan & Ahmedabad Itinerary

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12 days in Bhutan & Ahmedabad Itinerary

Ahmedabad, India
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Ahmedabad, India
— 5 nights
Ahmedabad, India

1
day
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha online vacation planner

Ahmedabad, India to Punakha is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in February; daily highs in Punakha reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Thimphu.

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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

4
days
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Get out of town with these interesting Thimphu side-trips: Paro (Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and identify plant and animal life at Motithang Takin Preserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Thimphu day trip planning app

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

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Side Trip

Paro
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

5
days
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Step out of Ahmedabad with an excursion to Modhera Sun Temple in Modhera--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, browse the different shops at AlphaOne Mall, stop by Law Garden Night Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Ahmedabad takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Thimphu in February, expect Ahmedabad to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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