11 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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11 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
1
Hyderabad, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Bomdila, India
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Shillong, India
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Hyderabad, India

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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subramanya Swamy Temple and then get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad travel route builder app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paro online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Paro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Paro is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hanuman Tok and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gangtok sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Gangtok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature 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.
On the 16th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally cruise along Dochula Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Thimphu road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Thimphu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Walking tours
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

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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 L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Punakha online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bomdila.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang 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. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bomdila Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chilipam Monastery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bomdila vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Bomdila takes 17.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to 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 explore the activities along Umiam Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Shillong trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bomdila to Shillong takes 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

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

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