6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Paro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Paro

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.
Taktsang Palphug Monastery and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dochula Pass and Paro River. Explore Paro's surroundings by going to Thimphu (Motithang Takin Preserve, Kuenselphodrang, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, trek along Paro Taktsang, pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro sightseeing planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Paro hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

1
night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and finally make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Paro to Punakha in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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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