Bhutan Delight Ex Bagdogra

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08 Days / 07 Nights

We specialize in introducing travellers to Bhutan, the colourful realm of the Thunder Dragon King. Bhutan often revered as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” or ‘Druk Yul’, is still regarded as one of the last “Shangri-La’s” in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries.

Package Covering

  • Bagdogra
  • Phuentsholing
  • Thimphu
  • Punakha
  • Paro
Accommodation Used

Economy

CITY HOTEL NAMENO OF NIGHTS
Phuentsholing The Orchid Hotel01
Thimphu Wangchuk Resort02
 Punakha Kingaling Hotel And Spa01
 Paro Namsay Choling Resort02

 Standdard

CITY HOTEL NAMENO OF NIGHTS
Phuentsholing Tashi Namgay Grand01
Thimphu Hotel Migmar02
Punakha Meri Puensum Resort01
Paro Tashi Namgay Resort02

 Deluxe

CITY HOTEL NAMENO OF NIGHTS
Phuentsholing Tashi Namgay Grand01
Thimphu Hotel Le Meridien02
Punakha Khuru Resort01
Paro Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront02
Holiday Price Includes
  • Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar.
  • All transfers and sightseeing by a Wagon R /Indica for 01-03 pax and Non Air Conditioned Hiace / Ertiga / Innova / Tavera / Scorpio / similar for 04-6 pax.
  • Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not at disposal. Note: ac is normally not required in Bhutan.
  • Ac will work only in the plains and will be switched-off during hill drives, because if you use ac in hills then Vehicle will stop functioning.
  • Normal vehicle usage timing is from 9:00 a.M to 5:00 p.M.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All currently applicable taxes I.E. Hotel Tax and Transportation Tax.
Holiday Price Excludes
  • Any transport to/from Bagdogra. Your tour price starts Ex Bagdogra.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from/to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Any Meals/en Route Meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, Porterage, Room Service, Laundry, Mineral Water, Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic beverages, Phone Calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or Video Camera Fees etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, Intra and iInterstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees and guide charges wherever applicable.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'tour price includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Goods and services tax of 5%.
Important Notes
  • As per terms and conditions apply.
  • Arrival into and departure from bagdogra would be on your own arrangements.
  • Please contact our sales staff to give you the best flight deals.
  • Please do not touch any religious artifact or antique.
  • Purchase of religious items especially antiques is prohibited.
  • Please take off hats while entering dzong, temples or a monastery. Shorts / half pants are not permitted while entering a Dzong, Temple or Monastery.
  • Before entering a Dzong, Temple or a Monastery, please switch off all mobile phones or keep it on silent / vibrating mode.
  • Please speak softly within the religious premises.
  • Indians require to stay permit in Bhutan which is issued at the immigration offices upon presentation of a Passport or Government-issued ID such as a Voter’s Registration Card.
  • The Immigration may take 3-5 hours as per Immigration Offices.
  • Permits: there are 02 types of permit.
  • Entry Permit: when you are entering Bhutan, you have to get the entry permit which can be procured at the entry point either in Paro airport (when travelling by flight) or in Phuentsholing Bhutan (when travelling overland either from Bagdogra or NJP). Entry permit cannot be made in advance as physical appearance is required at the immigration office. The entry permit is also a valid document to visit Thimphu and Paro.
  • Route Permit: if you choose your itinerary to visit places (Punakha, Wangdue, Bumthang, etc) beyond Paro and Thimphu, you need to have a route permit. We need the scanned copy of either your Passport or Voter ID card to make your route permit in advance. Route permit will only be made in Thimphu on the working days between 09.00 – 11.00 hrs.
  • Please remember not to point with a single finger but use an upturned flat extended hand especially to indicate a Sacred Object or Place.
  • No visa fees are applicable till date for Indians arriving in Bhutan. However, supplement charges will be applicable for the same if and when introduced by the Government of Bhutan.
  • No mandatory guide charges are applicable till date. However, supplement charges will be applicable for the same if and when introduced by the Government of Bhutan.
  • Please refrain from touching any ritual objects or mural paintings.
  • Please Do Not Walk Over Any Clothes, Books, Hearth Or Materials Left Open In Religious Sites.
  • Please do not walk over any clothes, books, hearth or materials left open in religious sites.
  • Please refrain from smoking or drinking while visiting religious places.
  • If you are not sure please ask the Local people or the Guide.
  • Water supply in the hills during the peak season is restricted due to shortage and water is supplied area wise at specific times. Please co-operate with the hotel on the same.
  • Do carry comfortable walking shoes.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.
  • Visas are not required for Indian Nationals.
  • INR (Indian rupees) denominations of 500 and 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan.
  • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo Identity Card Passport – should have a validity of minimum 6 months) /Voter ID Card).
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ILIndian Lunch
IDIndian Dinner
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PLPack Lunch
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Day 1Arrive Bagdogra - Phuentsholing (165 km / approx. 4 hours drive)

Welcome to your ‘Bhutan Delight Ex Bagdogra’ tour! On arrival at the airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Day 2Phuentsholing - Thimphu ( 170 km / approx. 6 hours drive)

Transfer from hotel in Phuentsholing to hotel in Thimphu, enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa(Private).

After a lesiurely breakfast, post your immigration formalities proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

We stop to visit the Kharbandi Gompa built in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. The gompa has many
paintings portraying scenes from life of Buddha and a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing and the surrounding Indian plains.
On arrival in Thimphu, check in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for Independent activities

Day 3Thimphu

Explore Thimphu on a city tour.

Today, after a hearty breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu which includes visiting National Memorial
Chorten, Buddha Dordenma statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library of Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho
Dzong.

We start with National Memorial Chorten which is continuously circumambulated by the faithful, murmuring mantras and spinning of the prayer wheels, is predominantly white with spires of gold. For many Bhutanese, it is the focus of their daily worship.

Buddha Dordenma statue is a gigantic golden Buddha statue measuring 51.5 m in height, sitting atop a gilded meditation hall and is one of the largest in the world.
Motithang Takin Preserve is a preserve center for Takin – the national animal of Bhutan.
Then, visit the National Library of Bhutan was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts. The library consists of all kind of ancient books of Buddhist culture.
Folk Heritage Museum is one of the oldest traditional houses and has been around for more than 150 years old. The museum provides you with a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle and artifacts from the rural households.
Lastly, visit the Tashichho Dzong, a beautiful medieval fortress / monastery which houses offices of the King, the Throne room and the central monastic body and some government ministries.
Post sightseeing return to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Day 4Thimphu - Punakha ( 90 km / approx. 3 hours drive)

Transfer from hotel in Thimphu to hotel in Punakha, en route visit Dochula Pass and Chimi Lhakhang (Private).

After breakfast, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochula Pass which is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

Also, visit the Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the ‘Fertility Temple’, is a Buddist monastery. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman – Saint Drukpa Kuenley.

On arrival in Punakha, check in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure for Independent activities.

Day 5Punakha - Paro ( 130 km / approx. 3 hours drive)

Transfer from hotel in Punakha to hotel in Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong (Private).

This morning after breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong which is located at the confluence of Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers. It is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. All of Bhutan’s kings have been crowned here.

On arrival in Punakha, check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Day 6Paro

Visit Taktsang Monastery (Private).
Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to Taktsang Monastery (5 – 6 hours hike).

Taktsang Lhakhang also known as the Tiger’s Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan.

Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft, overlooking the northern Paro valley. For the people who won’t be able to visit the Tiger’s Nest we have an alternative, visiting places that includes Kyichu Lhakang, Drukgyel Dzong and National Museum. Kyichu Lhakhang was built sometimes in mid 7th century 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. It is one of the oldest and beautiful temples in Bhutan.

Drukgyal Dzong was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress).The Dzong is now in ruins and it is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watch towers can be seen of what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north.

National Museum is housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower) and is a cultural museum. The museum has an intriguing collection of artifacts providing a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Bhutan.

Note: Kyichu Lhakhang is open till 5 pm and National Museum is open till 4 pm. Post sightseeing return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Day 7Paro - Phuentsholing ( 170 km / approx. 6 hours drive)

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing, the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival in Phuentsholing, check in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8Depart Phuentsholing - Bagdogra (165 km / approx. 4 hours drive)

Today, bid farewell to your ‘Bhutan – Dragon Kingdom’ tour, as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra for your onward journey.

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