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Located in the eastern end of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is the last existing Buddhist kingdom in the world, overlooked by neighbours like India, China, Nepal, Bangladesh and India's North-Eastern state of Sikkim. Being surrounded by mountains full of lush greenery, Bhutan is fabulously rich, in terms of scenic beauty, which makes it an alluring tourist destination. The country appears like the bottom end of a bowl with walls made of mountains. The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon since it often experiences tremendous storm from the Himalayas. Apart from mountains with altitude ranging up to 23,000 feet, landscapes of Bhutan also consist of sub-tropical plains. The sub alpine Himalayan heights dominate the Northern part of the country while the Southern part is comparatively plain. Bhutan is also blessed by Mother Nature in the form of rivers which have flown through different parts of the country and have passed by all the major cities adding to their breath-taking scenic beauty. However, scenic surroundings and peaceful atmosphere are not the only factors that have encouraged tourism in Bhutan.
Day 1 : Station to Hotel in Phuentsholing
Welcome to Bhutan from Jaigaon - Phuentsholing – Meet & Greet On Arrival At Njp Station/ixb Airport. Drive and Entry Permit Process. Check in Hotel . Overnight Stay.
Day 2 : Phuentsholing – Thimpu
After Breakfast, Check Out Get the Permit Done and Drive to Thimpu Via the Wonderful Mystic Town Gedu, Which is About 9000 Ft Above the Sea and Chukha Dam. On the Way Visit Crocodile Park,Kharbondi Gumpha,Wankha Waterfalls and Halt At Chojum to Take Photographs of Confluence of Two Rivers of Bhutan, Thimpu Chu and Paro Chu. Reach Thimpu in the Evening. Overnight in Thimpu.
Day 3 : Thimphu | Local Sightseeing
After Breakfast this Morning, Go for Sightseeing -
National Memorial Chorten (buddhist Temple,Was Made in the Memory of 3rd Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan
Chang Gangkha Monastery
the Institute for Zorig Chusum
Kuensel Phodrang - World Largest Sitting Buddha Bronze Statue
Changlimthang Stadium & Archery Ground.
the Folk Heritage Museum
Day 4 : Thimphu - Punakha (75 Kms / 3 Hrs)
After breakfast today, proceed to Punakha. Dochula view point stop: The first stop after leaving Thimphu is Dochula pass at 3100m. Only about 45 minutes from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Himalayan range. The road to Punakha branches left and curls its way down to the relatively low lands of the Punakha valley. As you are just about to reach Punakha
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) - Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honour after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his 'magic thunderbolt of wisdom'. A wooden effigy of the lama's thunderbolt is preserved in the lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a blessing or empowerment from the saint. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk across fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. It crosses an archery ground before making a short climb to the temple.
Punakha Dzong - Majestically standing on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, the city's dzong is one of the most photogenic of all Bhutan's ancient fortresses, and you will see pictures of it hanging in hotels and restaurants throughout the country. The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge, and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reined the kingdom from this valley. In the evening, return to your hotel in Punakha for overnight stay.
Evening free for leisure for local shopping, Overnight at Paro.
Day 5 : Punakha – Paro /4 Hrs
In the morning, after breakfast, start for Paro, the picturesque town in Bhutan enroute
Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong, Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan, the dzong is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes.
National Museum of Bhutan - Situated right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan’s culture. Built in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan’s art and culture from these objects.
Ta Dzong - Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968.
Rinpung Dzong - Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
Nya Mey Zam Bridge - "The Bridge with No Fish " is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong ..It is one of finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river , it is ill omen..The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969.
Day 6 : Paro Sightseeing - Taktsang Monastery
Drukgyal Dzong - Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro valleyin Paro District of Bhutan. The Dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet.
Kyichu Lhakhang - Kyichu Lhakhang, (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songsten Gampo
Taktsang Monastery - If you can brave the risky cliffs on a high mountain, Paro will astonish you in the form of Taktsang Monastery. After covering 1200 metres on a fierce cliff you will reach this sacred site, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Take a deep breath after reaching the spot and then comfort your eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath. The Taktsang Monastery was established by Sain Guru Rinpoche who came to Bhutan in 747 CE. Construction of the complex was completed in 1694. Discovering the Tiger’s Nest after 3 hours of trekking is real adventure but you may also opt for a horse ride from the parking lot.
Day 7 : Paro to Pheuntshoing (5-6 Hours Drive)
After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Pheuntsholing, The frontier town, it is a thriving commercial centre, situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. Evening free at leisure.
Day 8 : Drop to NJP STATION/IXB Airport
After Breakfast, check out and drop to NJP Station/IXB Airport for your onward Journey.
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