11 days in Bhutan, Siliguri & Bagdogra Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan, Siliguri & Bagdogra Itinerary

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11 days in Bhutan, Siliguri & Bagdogra Itinerary

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

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 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punakha holiday builder site .

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang 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.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Dochula Pass, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu trip planner .

Getting from Punakha to Thimphu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

3
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.
When in Paro, make a side trip to see Lhakhang Karpo in Ha, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

Find out how to plan Paro trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Thimphu to Paro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Lhakhang Karpo
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Siliguri, India

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salugara Monastery, and then walk around Surya Sen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre, snap pictures at Coronation Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Siliguri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paro to Siliguri takes 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paro in May, with highs in Siliguri at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Siliguri

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Darjeeling
Highlights from your plan
Salugara Monastery ©
Salugara Monastery
Coronation Bridge ©
Coronation Bridge
Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple

1
night
Bagdogra, India

Bagdogra ©
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bagdogra trip itinerary planner .

Bagdogra is very close to Siliguri. In May in Bagdogra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bagdogra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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