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
— 2 nights
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
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Bagdogra, India
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Punakha vacation planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time 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, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve.

Plan trip to Thimphu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In May in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, scenic drive, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paro sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Siliguri, India

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. On the 9th (Sat), browse the different shops at City Centre, then stroll around Surya Sen Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lokenath Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siliguri online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Paro to Siliguri in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Paro in May, things will get a bit warmer in Siliguri: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Siliguri

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surya Sen Park
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Surya Sen Park ©
Surya Sen Park
Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple

1
night
Bagdogra, India

Bagdogra ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bagdogra online travel planner .

Bagdogra is just a short distance from Siliguri. In May in Bagdogra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bagdogra

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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