11 days in Bhutan, Siliguri & Bagdogra Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan, Siliguri & Bagdogra Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
2
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
4
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
5
Bagdogra, India
— 1 night

2
nights
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Punakha day trip website.

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Punakha is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

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You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In May in Thimphu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

3
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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paro attractions planning app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Paro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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 9th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre, thenwalk around Surya Sen Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lokenath Temple.

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Traveling by car from Paro to Siliguri takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Paro in May, expect Siliguri to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagdogra.

Things to do in Siliguri

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surya Sen Park
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City Centre ©
City Centre
Lokenath Temple ©
Lokenath Temple
Surya Sen Park ©
Surya Sen Park

1
night
Bagdogra, India

Bagdogra ©
Bagdogra is a place of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history, art, and culture.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bagdogra trip planner.

Bagdogra is very close to Siliguri. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bagdogra

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha ©
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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