6 days in India & Thimphu Itinerary

6 days in India & Thimphu Itinerary

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6 days in India & Thimphu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
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Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lachung, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): cruise along Marine Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then take a stroll through Nariman Point, then wander the streets of Colaba, and finally steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai road trip tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Mumbai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Mumbai

#Neighborhoods, #Tours, #Scenic Drive
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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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 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. On your second day here, take a stroll through MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gangtok visit website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Gangtok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

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

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Lachung, India

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
On the 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, then appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip app .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

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Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 14th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thimphu travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Lachung to Thimphu by car takes about 13.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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