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(Distance: 170 km. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mt.)
On arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport, you will be transferred to Phuentsholing, a border town of Southern Bhutan and a thriving commercial center. On arrival in Phuentsholing, you would be greeted by your Bhutanese Guide. You can spend time taking the photographs of the huge ornate gate that welcomes you to Bhutan. Later check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phuentsholing.
(Distance: 176 km. / Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2,350 mt.)
After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and get transferred to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On the way stop at Kharbandi Goemba, a monastery was founded by the Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the year 1967. The Monastery lies at an altitude of 400 m. It contains paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. A fascinating view of Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains can be seen from the Monastery garden. Later continue your drive to Thimphu. On the way, you shall see and experience how the plains become small foothills and then the big Himalayan Slopes. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast, you would be taken for a tour of Thimphu City. You would be visiting Kuensel Phodrang, the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue located atop a hill offering a magnificent view of Thimphu Town; National Memorial Chorten, a Stupa built in 1974 to honor the third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck circumambulated by people offering prayers; Folk Heritage
The museum, traditional house giving an insight to the Bhutanese lifestyle and artifacts from the rural households; Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in Thimphu and Motithang Takin Reserve, a wildlife reserve center for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong, Fortress of the Glorious Religion. This impressive fortress houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
(Distance: 65 km. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2,280 mt.)
After breakfast, you would be driven to Paro. Enroute stop at Tamchog Lhakhang, situated between Thimphu and Paro built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo also Known as the Iron bridge builder. Continue your drive to Paro. On arrival visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also Known as Fortress of the heap of jewels, built during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646; Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower overlooking Rimpung Dzong built in 1951 now converted into national museum; Nemi Zam Bridge, also Known as Nya Mey Zam Bridge is a traditional covered cantilever bridge connecting the Paro town to the Dzong and Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temples of Bhutan. Later check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After breakfast visit Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), home of gods and monks located at an altitude of 3100m in the Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan. As per legend, Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. The hike to the Monastery takes about 5 – 6 hours to complete. As the hike to Taktsang Monastery is steeply coupled with stiff stairs, it is not recommended to take the hike with small children and elderly people. On the way drive past Drukgel Dzong, a Buddhist monastery built by Tenzin Drukdra in the 17th century to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese over the invaders from Tibet it is now in ruins. At present renovation of the Dzong is under progress. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
(Distance: 200 km. / Driving Time: 7 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mt.)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Later you would be driven to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phuentsholing.
(Distance: 170 km. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of NJP/IXB: 89 mt.)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Later you would be transferred to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey. Tashi Delek!
Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan and its most beautiful cities Thimpu and Paro in this 7 days and 6 nights tour. Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and begin your sightseeing tour. Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition. Visit some of the most beautiful places of Bhutan like Phuentsholing Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and a few more. Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country. End this tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport
2 Hours Before Flight Time
Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. Original Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure from Bhutan or original Voter ID. No other document shall be accepted by immigration. For Children, an original Birth certificate in English and student ID is required. The permit shall be issued to the guests at the time on arrival in Bhutan at the entry point. Guests are advised to always carry a photocopy of the travel documents.
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