5 days in New Delhi, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

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5 days in New Delhi, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Paro, Bhutan
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. August in New Delhi sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Thamel, make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, get great views at Basantapur Tower, then admire the striking features of Tridevi Mandir, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

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Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, Kathmandu is little chillier than New Delhi - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paro.

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Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel

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Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery.

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You can fly from Kathmandu to Paro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in August, with highs in Paro at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

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