10 days in Bhutan & Siliguri Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan & Siliguri Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Gangtey, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Ahmedabad, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paro trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Paro is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Paro, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in March: high temperatures in Paro hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Gangtey, Bhutan

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
On the 8th (Sun), make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gangtey road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paro to Gangtey takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
Highlights from your plan
Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

1
night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Punakha holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Simply Bhutan Museum. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and get a taste of the local shopping with Junction Book Store.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu holiday planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. March in Thimphu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Siliguri, India

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): browse the different shops at Vega Circle Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cosmos Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at City Centre, stop by Shoppers Stop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siliguri trip maker website.

Drive from Thimphu to Siliguri in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Thimphu to Siliguri. Traveling from Thimphu in March, expect nights in Siliguri to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Highlights from your plan
City Centre ©
City Centre
Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple
Vega Circle Mall ©
Vega Circle Mall

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