7 days in New Delhi, Thimphu & Paro Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Thimphu & Paro Itinerary

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7 days in New Delhi, Thimphu & Paro Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Akshardham and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, you will find days in New Delhi are colder (23°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thimphu.

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) ©

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Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 20th (Mon), cruise along Dochula Pass, then stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and finally pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip maker site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Thimphu in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in Thimphu at 16°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Paro.

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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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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 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, then examine the collection at National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and then cruise along Chele La Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paro trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. In January in Paro, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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