7 days in Siliguri & Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Siliguri & Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Siliguri & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Siliguri, India
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gangtey, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

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Siliguri, India

Siliguri
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Siliguri trip planner .

Mumbai to Siliguri is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Siliguri at 26°C and lows at 10°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toParo.

Things to do in Siliguri

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

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Paro, Bhutan

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 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, then get great views at Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paro trip website .

Getting from Siliguri to Paro by car takes about 7.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Siliguri in January: high temperatures in Paro hover around 16°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point ©

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Gangtey, Bhutan

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Phobjikha Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery.

Make your Gangtey itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Paro to Gangtey in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip planner.

Getting from Gangtey to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thimphu.
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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Bhutan Postal Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. January in Thimphu sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums
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Bhutan Postal Museum ©
Bhutan Postal Museum

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Siliguri, India

Siliguri ©
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple, and then browse the different shops at Vega Circle Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siliguri trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Siliguri takes 8 hours. Traveling from Thimphu in January, expect Siliguri to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siliguri

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
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Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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