14 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

14 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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14 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kalimpong, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bagdogra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha day trip planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Punakha is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Changangkha Lhakhang, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taktsang Palphug Monastery, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paro day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 2 hours. In May in Paro, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Thimphu
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Photography Tours
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

2
nights
Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Gangtok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
nights
Kalimpong, India

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Deolo Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Lord Buddha Statue & Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Durpin Dara Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Crookety House, appreciate the views at Jaldhaka River Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church, then make a trip to Pine View Nursery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalimpong vacation planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Kalimpong by car takes about 3 hours. May in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Mangal Dham ©
Mangal Dham

1
night
Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Kalimpong to Darjeeling in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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 3rd (Mon), get curious at The Science City, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hong Kong Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Siliguri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Siliguri in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Siliguri are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Centre ©
City Centre
Hong Kong Market ©
Hong Kong Market

2
nights
Bagdogra, India

Bagdogra ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bagdogra online journey builder .

Bagdogra is just a stone's throw from Siliguri. In June in Bagdogra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

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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