8 days in New Delhi & Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Kullu, India
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Punakha, Bhutan
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kullu, 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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple, and make a trip to India Gate.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi route planner.

Kullu to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Punakha.

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

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Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Punakha online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Delhi to Punakha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Paro.

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery and then steep yourself in history at Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest). On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, then get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and finally appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip planning tool .

You can drive from Punakha to Paro in 2 hours. In August in Paro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest) ©
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest)
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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