India & Bhutan Tour - 10 Days

India & Bhutan Tour - 10 Days

US $ 2300 per person

Trip Duration

10 Days

Max Altitude

3050 M

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr) ,

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)


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India & Bhutan Tour - 10 Days


India and Bhutan Tour is a wonderful trip that gives you deep insight into the culture and history of these two South Asian Nations. Within 10 days, you will get to enjoy the major sights of India and Bhutan Tour such as exploring the UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites, walking around the historical buildings, temples, and monasteries, learning about the ancient culture and traditions, getting to know about the lifestyle, discovering the history and centuries-old monuments, etc.

Your trip commences from Delhi with the sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of three cities in India; Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This golden triangle route of India is the major tourist hub.

Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Fathepur Sikri, Etimad-UI-Ah, Pink City, etc. are some of the major places that we will explore on our India tour. Besides this, the bustling street and traditional rickshaw ride make the India tour popular throughout the world.

From Delhi, we will head towards Bhutan - the land of the Thunder Dragon. The Bhutan tour includes the visit to the popular fortresses in three cities of this nation; Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. Also, we will learn about the Bhutanese lifestyle and explore their religious and cultural sites.

In Paro, you will enjoy the nature walk on the land of small and big monasteries and temples such as Kyichu Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong. You can also explore the Bhutanese markets and their local products. Chatting with the local gurus on monasteries will provide you life lessons.

You will continue your drive from Paro to Thimphu where you can visit Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, etc. From Thimphu, you will drive to Punakha where you will visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. On the way back, you will hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery located at the cliffside of Paro Valley.

Overall, 10 days India and Bhutan tour package is best suitable for those travelers who are short on time. In less than 2 weeks, you will understand the Indian and Bhutanese culture, daily life, and history. So, hurry up and contact us to book your seats for the Asia tour.

Highlights of India Bhutan Tour

• Roam around the old and new Delhi and visit Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, Bahai Temple, Humayun's Tomb, etc.

• Explore Taj Mahal which is one of the popular Seven Wonders of the World

• Enjoy the rickshaw ride in the bustling streets of Delhi

• View of stunning Amber Fort in Jaipur including the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal.

• Short and scenic flight from Delhi to Paro
• Visit the numerous temples and dzong such as Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong, etc.

• Hike to cliffside of Paro town; Tiger's Nest Monastery

• Learning about the Buddhist culture and interacting with the local people in India and Bhutan tour

• Strolling around the busy markets of India and Bhutan


Arrival: Delhi India > Departure: Paro Bhutan


Arrival at Delhi

Max. Altitude: 225m
Overnight at Delhi (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch

Delhi is the starting point of our trip which is the capital city of India. You will be flying from your country to Delhi. After landing, you need to go through the various documents task where you have to follow the customs and show the required documents to the authority.

After completing the check-out processes, you will see our Indian representatives at the airport, who will escort you to the Hotels where you will be staying for the night. Similarly, our Indian guide will explain briefly about the following days' India tour.


Delhi Tour

Max. Altitude: 225m
Overnight at Delhi (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
Highlights: Exploring Red fort from the Moghul era, Chandi Chowk, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid Mosque, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Bahai Temple (Lotus Shaped Temple), etc.

After enjoying breakfast early in the morning, we will explore the old and new Delhi. Both of these towns are rich in sightseeing. The streets of the old town are extremely attractive, which is crowded with rickshaws and street vendors. Also, in the center of old Delhi, you can explore the red fort from the Moghul era, Chandi Chowk (Main bazaar of the old Delhi), Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid Mosque, etc.

In New Delhi, you can stroll around the Government building and India Gate around Connaught place where numerous modern shopping centers are located. Outside the center, you can visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Bahai Temple (Lotus Shaped Temple), etc. You can enjoy the drive in an auto-rickshaw and taxi in the crowded streets.

After the long sightseeing of the historical and modern places of New and Old Delhi, you will be transferred to a hotel where you will be served ethnic Indian dishes. After having dinner, you will directly go to bed.


Delhi to Jaipur

Driving Duration: 5 hours (281km)
Max. Altitude: 431m
Overnight at Jaipur (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
Highlights: Visiting Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, etc.

Today we will head towards Jaipur from Delhi early in the morning. The biggest attraction of Jaipur is it is pink in color. You will see how the buildings, walls, windows, and domes of Jaipur are neatly managed and are pink in color. On the way, we will pass through Aravalli hills and Indian idyllic villages.

After reaching Jaipur, we will rest in the hotel for a while. Jaipur is famous for jewelry, carpets, and handicrafts. After relaxing for a while, we will visit Amber Fort and Palace. You can explore this fort by riding on the top of the elephant. It was built by Raja Mansingh and is one of Indian's popular Rajput architectures. We will also explore the hallways and chamber of the palace which have unique designs.

Then, we will visit the unique Jantar Mantar which was built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728. It is a stunning stone observatory. Similarly, we will head towards 'Hawa Mahal' also known as Palace of the Wind which was built in 1799. It is believed that this intriguing facade was built to allow the ladies of the court to view the pink city without getting caught by others.

In the evening, you can enjoy a tour of the walled city and the hectic market of Jaipur. You can buy the local items as souvenirs to your closed one as this city has incredibly unique ancient arts and architecture.


Jaipur to Agra

Driving Duration: 4 hours (247km)
Max. Altitude: 169m
Overnight at Agra (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
Highlights: Exploring City Palace of Jaipur, Short drive to Agra via Fathepur Sikri and Visiting Agra Fort, Mausoleum of Mumtaz, etc.

After having breakfast, we will explore the rest of the attractions of Jaipur. We will visit the City Palace which is the residence of the Royal Family. It is still not accessible by the public. This palace was built in Rajasthani and Mughal styles. We will also visit the museums that are located inside this palace.

After making a short exploration of Jaipur, we will drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. At the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, we will stop for the rest and lunch. It was built of red sandstone between 1570 and 1585 by Emperor Akbar. We will also explore this town. After our arrival at Agra, we will check in to the hotel and spend our leisure time wandering around the city. We will explore the Mausoleum of Mumtaz (wife of Moghvorst Shah Jahan) and enjoy the atmosphere around the surrounding area.

Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River is immensely popular for the mosques, built of marble. So, we will walk around the old town of Agra where Agra fort is located to visit the different mosques having historical values. You can also enjoy the rickshaw ride in Agra. However, to avoid the heavy price, be sure to set the price beforehand for the ride.


Agra to Delhi

Driving Duration: 5 hours (265km)
Max. Altitude: 225m
Overnight at Delhi (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
Highlights: Taj Mahal, Sunrise View, Tomb of Akbar, and scenic drive to Delhi

Today, we will visit the major attraction of Agra i.e., the Taj Mahal which is popular throughout the world. It was built by Shah Jahan and Sunrise illuminates the entire Taj Mahal in the morning which will surely make you smile. Besides this, we will also visit the tomb of Akbar located in the town of Sikandra.

Then, we will proceed back to Delhi and spend our leisure time roaming around the bustling streets of this city.


Fly to Paro and Drive to Thimpu

Flight Duration: 2 hours
Driving Duration:
Max. Altitude: 2,200m (Paro) and 2,334m (Thimphu)
Overnight at Thimphu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Scenic flight, Airport Bird's Eye Viewpoint, Exploring Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, and Rinpung Dzong

Today you will depart from Delhi to Paro, Bhutan. Our Delhi representative will drop you at the Delhi airport. You will continue your 2 hours long flight by soaking in the magnificent sights from the plane. Upon your arrival at Paro, you will meet our Bhutanese representative who will guide you throughout the remaining days.

We will visit the Airport Bird's Eye Viewpoint which is famous for enjoying the overall views of Paro as soon as we exit from the airport. Then, we will have lunch and rest for a while. After that, we will start to explore the Paro Valley with the help of a guide. First of all, we will visit Ta Dzong which used to be a watchtower during the 17th century. Now, this tower building has been renovated into a National Museum. We can observe the ancient Buddhist arts and architecture of Bhutan, bronze statues, special symbols of Bhutanese warriors, etc. inside the museum.

From Ta Dzong, we will head towards Kyichu Lhakhang which is the oldest temple in Bhutan. It is home to the eight-year-old Buddha statue of Sakyamuni which is surrounded by vibrant flowers, fields, and hills.

We will also visit Paro Rinpung Dzong which is also known as Heap of Jewels fort. It was built by Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who is believed to be the founder of Bhutan. Now, it has been renovated into administrative offices and a monastery.

After exploring the major sights of Paro valley, we will drive to Thimphu. In the evening, you can roam around the market of this capital city and buy souvenirs for your loved ones


Thimphu sightseeing and Drive to Punakha

Driving Duration: 2.5 Hours (80km)
Max. Altitude: 2,334m (Thimphu) and 1,350 (Punakha)
Overnight at Punakha (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Visiting King's Memorial Chorten, National Library, Buddha Dordenma, Folk Heritage Museum, School of Arts and Crafts, and Tashichho Dzong, and Scenic Drive to Punakha

In the morning, we will visit King's Memorial Chorten with Greater Himalaya's guide. It was built in the memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third Bhutanese King.

From here, we will drive towards the hilltop of Buddha Dordenma which is a popular tourist destination in Bhutan. On the top of the hill, a 169 ft. giant metal statue of Buddha is placed which has 1,25,0000 miniature statues in its bronze body.

Afterward, we will visit Tashichho Dzong which is the headquarter of the royal government of Bhutan. This fortress houses the secretariat government and the throne room of the king.

Similarly, we will also explore Changangkhalhakhang which is one of the oldest temples of Bhutan built in the 12th century. Besides this, we will also explore the National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, and School of Arts and Crafts which will provide a deep insight into Bhutan history and a panoramic view of the ancient things being preserved in the museum.

In the evening, we will walk around Clock Tower Square and visit the local markets. We will also interact with the local people and learn about their lifestyles.

From Thimphu, we will drive to Punakha by crossing the DochuLa Pass (3,050m) and riding through a forest filled with pine and hemlock. Throughout the journey, you can witness the panorama of the huge Himalayas.


Punakha Sightseeing and Drive to Paro

Driving Duration: 4-5 Hours
Max. Altitude: 1,350 (Punakha) and 2,200m (Paro)
Overnight at Paro (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Visiting Punakha Dzong, Wangdu Phodrang Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, and Enjoying scenic drive to Paro

In the morning, we will start our exploration of Punakha which used to be the capital of Bhutan. We will visit the popular Punakha Dzong which is located between Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers. It is believed to be the most beautiful dzong among the other 21 dzongs of Bhutan. The surrounding of this dzong is beautiful in spring when it is surrounded by blooming lilac Jacaranda trees.

Next, we will head towards Wangdu Phodrang Dzong from where the Punakha valley is clearly seen. It is located on the ridge so you can also enjoy the short hiking to the Rinchangang valley. It also holds one of the important statues from history and was the second capital city during the past days.

Further, we will drive to Chimi Lhakhang which was built in 1499 by the Lama Drukpa Kunley - 'Divine Madman'. It is believed that childless women can have a child by visiting this temple and receiving a blessing from the saint. Also, don't miss the Punakha festival if you are visiting Bhutan Tour around mid-February.

After exploring Punakha, we will return to Paro by enjoying the scenic drive.


Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery

Hiking Duration: 3-4 Hours
Max. Altitude: 3,120m
Overnight at Paro (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Hiking to Taktsang Monastery

Today, we will hike to Taktsang Monastery which is the landmark of Paro Valley and the holy temple of Bhutan. It is situated at the cliffs of Paro Valley at 3,120m.

It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava, also known as the Second Buddha, flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated for three months inside the caves on the cliff of Paro Valley. From this cliffside, you can see the stunning views of the Paro Valley.

First, we will drive up to the starting point of the hike and begin our hike to Taktsang. We have to walk uphill all the way. You can also hire a pony ride halfway off the trail. From halfway, you need to cover the remaining distance by the feet. It takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach the top of the monastery. We will hike through the dense lush forests filled with pine trees.

The view from the top of the monastery is stunning which will wash away all our tiring climb. We will capture the moments with this monastery in photos and videos. After spending quality time on a rocky cliff, we will walk down to the highway and drive back to the hotel.



Final Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast

This is the last day of the 10 Day India and Bhutan Tour. We will bid goodbye and our office representatives will drop you at the Paro airport for a flight to your home country. We hope that you will visit India, Bhutan, and other destinations in the future and give us a chance to serve you again in the coming days. Happy Journey!!!


Accommodation in India and Bhutan Tour

During our 10 Day India, and Bhutan Tour, we will be staying in a 3-star hotel. You have to share the twin room with another touring partner because it is awfully hard to find a room in a hotel during peak season in these countries. However, if you want a single room, then you can tell us and we will manage it for you at an additional cost.

Be it a single or twin room, it will be extremely comfortable for you to spend a night. Every room is clean and well-equipped with needed materials. Also, there are facilities of air conditioner, shower, and attached bathroom. You will get a warm blanket and pillow.

If you want to stay in a 5-star hotel rather than a 3-star hotel, then we can make changes to your itinerary. You can enjoy the luxurious facilities, if they are available, just by paying a little extra. Just tell us and we will give you everything as per your demand.

Meals in India and Bhutan Tour

Most of the Greater Himalaya itinerary, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the tour package. We will try our best to serve authentic and unique food during the tour. However, if you want to taste something beyond this such as street foods, snacks, water, etc. then you need to pay for it on your own.

Since you are traveling in two different nations, you will get to taste the distinct food throughout your trip. So, be ready to give the fiery blast to your tongue during this trip.

Bhutanese cuisine is incredibly special and has a very sharp taste. In every dish, they use chilies to make it spicy. So, be ready to fire your tongue with spicy meals. Rice is the main part of Bhutanese dishes. Besides this, you can also taste the meats like Beef, Pork, and Chicken. Also, western, and Indian cuisines are also easily available in this country.  

India is extremely popular for its spicy dishes which have a unique taste. You can enjoy the spicy Thali (Plate) dishes such as rice, bread, lassie, yogurt drink, etc. You can also enjoy street foods like pani puri, chatpatey, aloo-chat, etc.