11 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Hyderabad, India
— 1 night
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
3
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
5
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
6
Bomdila, India
— 1 day
7
Shillong, India
— 1 night

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Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Subramanya Swamy Temple and then find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, thenexplore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hyderabad trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Subramanya Swamy Temple
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paro road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Paro takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Paro. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in April, with highs in Paro at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. On the next day, make a trip to Hanuman Tok and then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paro to Gangtok in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Gangtok is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), thenappreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, thenmake a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally admire all the interesting features of Dochula Pass. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip itinerary site.

Fly from Gangtok to Thimphu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 0.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Walking tours
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

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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 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Punakha day trip site.

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

Things to do in Punakha

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

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Bomdila, India

Bomdila ©
Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bomdila Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chilipam Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bomdila trip planning app.

You can drive from Punakha to Bomdila in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Punakha to Bomdila is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Bomdila

Historic Sites
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Bomdila Monastery ©
Bomdila Monastery

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Shillong, India

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and then explore the activities along Ward's Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shillong attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bomdila to Shillong takes 10 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Ward's Lake ©
Ward's Lake

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