12 days in India, Kathmandu & Thimphu Itinerary

12 days in India, Kathmandu & Thimphu Itinerary

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12 days in India, Kathmandu & Thimphu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
3
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
4
Sundarbans National Park, India
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Prani, The Pet Sanctuary, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Shringeri Shankar Math, then contemplate the long history of Kadu Malleshwara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshina Mukha Nandi Teertha Kalyani Kshetra. Here are some ideas for day two: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Varaprada Venkateswar Devagiri Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omthara Kala Kuteera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shri Shringeri Shankar Math
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Omthara Kala Kuteera ©
Omthara Kala Kuteera
Prani, The Pet Sanctuary ©
Prani, The Pet Sanctuary

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thermal Spas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Changu Narayan and Dattatreya Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Taumadhi Square & Nyatapola Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bengaluru to Kathmandu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in October, with highs in Kathmandu at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

4
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rinpung Dzong and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Kyichu Lhakhang and Drukgyel Dzong will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Paro (Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, & more). On the 11th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phajoding Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist Institute, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Thimphu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Thimphu reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Paro, Phajoding Monastery
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Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong

2
nights
Sundarbans National Park, India

Sundarbans National Park ©
On the 14th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Hiron Point.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sundarbans National Park day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thimphu to Sundarbans National Park. When traveling from Thimphu in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sundarbans National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Hiron Point ©
Hiron Point

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