5 days in Nalbari & Bhutan Itinerary

5 days in Nalbari & Bhutan Itinerary

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Nalbari, India
— 1 day
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 day
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Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
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Nalbari, India — 1 day

Nalbari is a small town and a municipal board in Nalbari district in the Indian state of Assam. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Nalbari.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nalbari trip planner.

Guwahati to Nalbari is an approximately 2-hour car ride. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Punakha.
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Punakha, Bhutan — 1 day

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 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Punakha trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nalbari to Punakha takes 9 hours. Traveling from Nalbari to Punakha, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 3 nights

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.
Explore Paro's surroundings by going to Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 3.5 hours. In October in Paro, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Bhutan travel guide

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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.
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