10 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights


Jaipur, India — 4 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

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Washington DC, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Jaipur. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 1 night

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 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang.

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Fly from Jaipur to Paro in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in July, things will get slightly colder in Paro: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 3 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raj Ghat and Gandhi Smriti. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort.

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You can fly from Paro to New Delhi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Paro to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paro in July; daily highs in New Delhi reach 41°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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India travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Bhutan travel guide

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.