You need a cycling road trip to Bhutan this summer! The only time you physically and mentally disconnect from your daily life is when you travel! Once a year you should visit a place you have never seen before. We bring you a 6,000 km cycling trip journey from Uttar Pradesh to the land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. We hope it thrills you for your next vacation!
Days: 16 adventurous days.
Bike: Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Crossed / Roads Taken: Uttar Pradesh-Bihar-West Bengal-Sikkim-Bhutan.
Budget: INR 30,000
Day 1: Lucknow
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The bike ride to Bhutan departs from the town of Nawabs. As one of the oldest cities in India, Lucknow is known for its tehzeeb. While there are several reasons to visit this place, one of the top 10 reasons to visit Lucknow is that you can eat a good food from the Nawabi people.
Day 2: Patna, Bihar
According to the rider, one of the best highways in India to drive on is in Bihar. The roads have no potholes, cows or dogs. Not to forget, a quick stopover at the dhabas should be on your list to get some gulping down garam garam aloo parathas of chai.
Day 3: Makaibari, West Bengal
The third day of the journey makes its way to Makaibari Tea Estate, West Bengal. The main sound that comes through your ears is the sounds of hands picking tea leaves. The sight is so attractive that it will make any traveler fascinated. Don’t forget to read the story about the West Sangal-5 Senses Trip before you arrive in this beautiful state.
Day 4-8 Sikkim
Places crossed: Gangtok-Lachung-Yumthang Valley-Lach-Gurudongmar Lake.
The next destination after West Bengal is the beautiful Sikkim. You can explore the undiscovered in Sikkim. With places like Lachung, a small riverside village or Yumthang, a beautiful valley in the north of Sikkim, there is so much for everyone to see and explore here.
While crossing Sikkim, you must visit Gurudongmar Lake, it is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an elevation of 17,800 feet. This place is still untouched and unexplored, leaving much to see and experience.
Day 9-14 Bhutan
Places Crossed: Phuentsholing-Thimphu-Punakha-Haa Valley-Phobjikha-Paro.
Day 9 is the day you step into the land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. Being the happiest country in Asia, there are several reasons to take a trip to this place. One of the 10 reasons why you should visit Bhutan is that you can give the gift of clean air to your lungs as smoking is absolutely prohibited in public places in Bhutan.
And if you are wondering – is a visa necessary to travel to Bhutan? The answer will make you happy as the visa on entry itself can be obtained for Indians, citizens of Bangladesh and the people of Maldives.
Note: On Day 15, you will be back in West Bengal and by Day 16, the mundane schedule will be back in your life!
So get ready it’s time you shed your old skin forget about all the problems you have stuffy and live a little for yourself this time when you a bicycle road trip to Bhutan. Make some great memories and keep us posted. Happy travels!