7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Paro
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dochula Pass and Paro Taktsang. Venture out of the city with trips to Thimphu (Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Kuenselphodrang, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paro driving holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for cooler days in Paro, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 6°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve
Paro River ©
Paro River

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtey online road trip planner .

You can drive from Paro to Gangtey in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Punakha attractions planning website .

Drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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