17 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

17 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Gangtok, India
— 1 day
2
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights
3
Shillong, India
— 1 night
4
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
5
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
6
Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
— 1 night
7
Tawang, India
— 2 nights
8
Baripada, India
— 1 night
9
Bhubaneswar, India
— 4 nights
10
Navi Mumbai, India
— 2 nights


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1
day
Gangtok, India

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then make a trip to Gonjang Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary planning site.

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours
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Climbing Tours
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Eco Tourism Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Prinsep Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Tyra Sarees.

Make your Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Eco Tourism Park ©
Eco Tourism Park
Prinsep Ghat ©
Prinsep Ghat

1
night
Shillong, India

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and then explore the activities along Ward's Lake.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shillong trip planning app.

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Shillong, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Shillong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Ward's Lake ©
Ward's Lake
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, then snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, then explore the activities along Paro River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Shillong to Paro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Shillong in February, expect Paro to be colder, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paro River ©
Paro River
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry

1
night
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower Square, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thimphu online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Phobjikha Valley.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Changangkha Lhakhang ©
Changangkha Lhakhang
Clock Tower Square ©
Clock Tower Square

1
night
Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

Phobjikha Valley ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley and then don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phobjikha Valley driving holiday app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Phobjikha Valley in 4 hours. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Phobjikha Valley

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tawang, India

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gorsam Chorten, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sela Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nuranang Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tawang trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Phobjikha Valley to Tawang takes 23 hours. Traveling from Phobjikha Valley to Tawang, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Baripada.

Things to do in Tawang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Nuranang Falls ©
Nuranang Falls

1
night
Baripada, India

Baripada
Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Similipal National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baripada using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tawang to Baripada with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Baripada

Nature · Parks

4
nights
Bhubaneswar, India

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mangalajodi and Konark Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bhubaneswar: Grass Routes Private Day Tours (in Puri) and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary (in Bhitarkanika National Park). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Nandankanan Zoological Park, admire the striking features of Rajarani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Khandagiri Caves.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bhubaneswar online trip builder.

You can drive from Baripada to Bhubaneswar in 5 hours. February in Bhubaneswar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Navi Mumbai.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Puri, Mangalajodi, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach
Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park

2
nights
Navi Mumbai, India

Navi Mumbai ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vashi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nerul Balaji Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Seawoods Grand Central Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Shilp Chowk, then take in the awesome beauty at Kharghar Hills, then make a trip to Hanuman Temple of SIES, and finally don't miss a visit to Utsav Chowk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Navi Mumbai trip planner.

Getting from Bhubaneswar to Navi Mumbai by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Navi Mumbai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seawoods Grand Central Mall ©
Seawoods Grand Central Mall
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple
Inorbit Mall Vashi ©
Inorbit Mall Vashi

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