9 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

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9 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Goa, India
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Punakha trip itinerary maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Punakha is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gangtok trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Punakha to Gangtok by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

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 19th (Thu): cruise along Chele La Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Choeding, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and finally contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paro day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Paro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Paro sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), browse the different shops at Ambience Mall, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and then make a trip to Rajpath.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paro to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paro in September, with highs in New Delhi at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
Highlights from your plan
Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

4
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Sinquerim Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sheek Emporium and Shanta Durga Temple. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Majorda Beach, learn about all things military at Naval Aviation Museum, explore the ancient world of Church and Monastery of St Augustine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalaxmi Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Goa visit website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Delhi to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

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