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Day 1 : Arrive at Paro and proceed to Thimphu (70 kilometres in approximately 1.5 hours)
Thimphu: Capital to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Thimphu is one of the smallest capitals in the world. For most part of its history, Bhutan has tried consciously to save its culture from the blunt influences of the western world. It is not that modernity has not reached this region, but they are being introduced in a phased and balanced manner that is unheard of at any place in the world. All these make Thimphu and other parts of the country a unique destination.
Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. After taking rest for some time.
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Thimphu
After breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing.
Buddha View Point: Another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Simtokha Dzong: monastery was built in 1627 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. The carvings behind the prayer wheel in the courtyard are a major attraction of this temple.
Memorial Chorten: also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital.
Textile Museum: is worth a visit to get to know the living national art of weaving. Exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men.
Takin Mini Zoo: The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas.
Day 3 : Thimphu - Punakha - Thimphu (75 kilometres / 2hrs one way)
Thimphu - Punakha - Thimphu (75 kilometres/2hrs one way.
Day 4 : Thimphu - Paro (70 Kilometres in 1.5 hours)
After breakfast this morning check-out of the hotel and proceed to Paro. Upon arrival at Paro, check into hotel and later go for sight-seeing.
Drukgyal Ruin Dzong: This was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of Paro valley. The Dzong was built by Tenzing Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. In the early 1950s Drukgyal Dzong was almost completely destroyed by fire.
Kichu Lhakhang: Built in 659 by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalayas and is also one of the oldest Temples in Bhutan.
National Museum of Paro: Housed inside the revamped Ta-Dzong building in Paro, National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum that has put on display the antique items gathered from different parts of the country.
Day 5 : Sightseeing in Paro
Morning after breakfast, hike up the hill to visit famous Tiger’s nest temple.
Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple): The most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger’s Nest. Precariously perched on the edge of 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about 2 hour up-hill hike or ride a horse from the parking lot to the monastery. If the full hike sounds a bit tough you can hike for 1 hour to the cafetaria, a wooden tea-house restaurant which offers a good view of the monastery. After visit to the monastery spend the evening at leisure in Paro town for some souvenir shopping and get a feel of local Paro town.
In the evening, return to your hotel, enjoy your dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6 : Departure
This morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport to board your flight. End of tour services.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 42000 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Other Terms & Conditions :
Per person rates (in Rs.) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room. All the customers need to carry Either original Voter ID or Passport to travel to Bhutan, and passengers with children need to carry Birth Certificate along with School ID card (ID proof should be valid for 6 months from the travel Date). Service Tax extra as applicable. To travel to Punakha you need to obtain permit by submitting clear scanned copies of the voter ID card and Passport for adults and birth certificate for kids. You also need to carry the original of these documents while travelling to Bhutan. Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal). Package rates are subject to change without prior notice. Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The package cannot be combined with any other offer. Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy. Only Indian citizens are entitled to make an instant/online booking on the site as these rates are not valid for foreign nationals/foreign passport holders. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
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