8 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  5​h
1
Pokhara, Nepal
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Bagdogra, India
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

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Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Pokhara is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Himalayan Threads Handicrafts Shop ©

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nepal River Runner, Adventure White Himalaya and Top of the World Adventure. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, do some two-wheel cruising with Himalayan Leaders, and take a stroll through Thamel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip tool .

Kathmandu is just a stone's throw from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kathmandu, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paro road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in May, things will get little chillier in Paro: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paro in May, with highs in Darjeeling at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siliguri.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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 17th (Fri), browse the different shops at City Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Vega Circle Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siliguri attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Siliguri takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Siliguri are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple

1
night
Bagdogra, India

Bagdogra ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bagdogra trip planner .

Bagdogra is just a short distance from Siliguri. In May, daytime highs in Bagdogra are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

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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