9 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, steep yourself in history at Bangalore Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In December in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

2
nights
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 13th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and finally steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong, and then cruise along Chele La Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paro trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Bengaluru to Paro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Paro: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, wildlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chagri Dorjeden Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and cruise along Dochula Pass.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip planner.

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In December in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

1
night
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 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Punakha vacation tool .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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