“I’m going to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me” – Walt Whitman.
You need a cycle road trip to Bhutan this summer! The only time you physically and mentally switch off from your daily life is when you are traveling! 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 excites you for your next vacation!
Days: 16 adventurous days.
Bike: Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Crossed / Roads Duties: Uttar Pradesh-Bihar-West Bengal-Sikkim-Bhutan.
Budget: INR 30,000
Day 1: Lucknow
The cycle ride to Bhutan departs from the town of Nawabs. Being 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 so that you can eat some 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 for some gorging 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 coming through your ears are the sounds of hands plucking tea leaves. The sight is so attractive that it will make every 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-Lachen-Gurudongmar Lake.
The next destination after West Bengal is beautiful Sikkim. You can explore the undiscovered in Sikkim. With places like Lachung, a small riverside village or Yumthang, a beautiful valley in northern 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 altitude of 17,800 feet. This place is still untouched and unexplored, so there is still 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 onto 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 so 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 required to travel to Bhutan? The answer will make you happy as the visa upon entry itself can be obtained for Indians, Bangladeshi citizens and the people of Maldives.
Note: By day 15 you will be back in West Bengal and by day 16 the everyday schedule will be back in your life!
So prepare yourself, it’s time you shed your old skin, forget all the problems you have, stuffy and live a little for yourself this time when you a cycling road trip to Bhutan. Make some fantastic memories and keep us posted. Happy travels!