10 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights


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Jaipur, India

Jaipur
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. Step off the beaten path and head to Govind Dev Ji Temple and Satyam Silver. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and browse the exhibits of Nahargarh Fort.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip website.

Bengaluru to Jaipur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Akshardham and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Rajpath, don't miss a visit to India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and stroll through Akshardham.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online travel planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

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Akshardham
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Explore hidden gems such as Rinpung Dzong and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). Get a sense of the local culture at Kyichu Lhakhang and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Get out of town with these interesting Thimphu side-trips: Paro (Dasho Nishioka Chorten & Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Thimphu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Thimphu. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Thimphu hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Paro
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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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