Imperial Bhutan (Ex Kolkata)

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05 Nights / 06 Days
Availability : May 2020 : 17, 24, 31

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

  • Thimphu
  • Paro
  • Punakha

Highlights

  • Explore Thimphu on a city tour
  • Enjoy a visit to Dochu La Pass
  • Visit the most popular spiritual heritage sites in Paro
  • Visit the Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest)
Accommodation Used
CityNights StaySuggested Hotel Information

Thimphu

2N

Hotel Migmar or similar

Punakha

1N

Kichu Resort/Pema Karpo or similar

Paro

2N

Tenziling Resort or similar

Tour Price

Ex – Kolkata

CategoryPrice
Cost Per Person on Twin Sharing40499
Cost Per Person on Triple Sharing39499
Cost Per Child (5-12yrs )with extra mattress36499
Cost Per Child (5-12yrs ) without bed34499
Per Person on Single occupancy55499

Note: Rates not applicable in any Festival Season Period, Long Weekends, Peak Season Or any blackout dates.

Valid From – 01 April, 2020 Valid To – 30 June, 2020

Holiday Price Includes
  • Flight Kolkata – Paro - Kolkata
  • Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.
  • Meals - Daily buffet Breakfast and Dinner as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation: Transfers / Sightseeing by Non - Air Conditioned Coaster Bus or similar as per the itinerary. The vehicle is not at disposal.
  • Permit / Immigration charges.
  • Local Tour coordinator Ex Paro.
  • Travel Insurance included in our package cost is valid for age group up to 70 years only. For age group beyond 70 years, rules, terms and conditions of the insurance company will apply. The same needs to be checked on case to case basis with the insurance company.
  • 01 Bottle water per person per day
  • All current applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
Holiday Price Excludes
  • Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, pony / horse rides, rafting, cable car / ropeway rides, helicopter rides, additional sightseeing tours / excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
  • Entrance fees and guide charges, where ever applicable.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for festive Season/ long weekends.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Important Notes
  • As per Sailani Tours N Travels Pvt Ltd Terms and Conditions apply.
  • 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 monastery.
  • Shorts / half pants are not permitted while entering a Dzong, temple or monastery.
  • Before entering a Dzong, temple, monastery, please switch off all mobile phones or keep in the silent/vibrating mode.
  • Please remember not to point with a single finger but use an upturned flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place.
  • Rates are not valid during long weekend / public holidays/ festive period.
  • Package valid for Indian Nationals Only
  • 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 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 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 Rs.500 and 2000 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 / Voter ID card – passport should have a validity of minimum 6 months).
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BBreakfast
LLunch
DDinner
IBIndian Breakfast
ILIndian Lunch
IDIndian Dinner
PDPack Dinner
PLPack Lunch
LCLunch Coupon

 

Day 1Arrive Paro -Thimphu (65 km / approx. 2 hours drive)

Welcome to your ‘Imperial Bhutan Ex Kolkata’ tour. On arrival at the airport in Paro and completing your Visa/Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimpu (2320mts /7656fts ,65kms / 2hrs )- the modern capital city of Bhutan.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Thimphu.

(D)

Day 2In Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like –

National Memorial Chorten– It is located close to the center of Thimphu city and is one of its most iconic monuments. Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day. The National Memorial Chorten was built in memory of Late Third King of Bhutan and dedicated to World Peace. Third King is regarded as father of modern Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma– The Buddha Dordenma is located at a top of the hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the southern entrance to Thimphu valley.

Folk Heritage Museum-This museum was established in 2001 and provides visitors with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life, especially the life of Bhutanese in remote parts of Bhutan.

National Library-The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Buddhist scripts and texts. One can also see world largest picture book on Bhutan.

Textile Museum– The National Textile Museum which opened in June 2001, is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living national art of weaving. Changing exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. The small shop features work from the renowned weaving centers in Lhuntshe Dzongkhag, in north-eastern Bhutan. Each item is leveled with the name of the weaver and price. The textile museum’s exhibition are centered around six major themes – warp pattern weaves, weft pattern weaves, role of textiles in religion, achievements in textile arts, textiles from indigenous fibres and the royal collection.

Authentic Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar– Bhutan’s first ever craft bazaar located behind Hotel Taj Tashi showcases wide range of authentic Bhutan-made arts and craft products with reasonable price range.

Tachongang Lhakhang– En-route to Thimphu, stopover for little leg stretch walk crossing Paro River or enjoy the views from the roadside depending your arrival time.

Chuzom– Meeting point of two rivers (Thimphu & Paro) this is tri junction of highway leading to Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing into three directions. Enjoy the lovely picture of beautiful portrait our King and Queen placed at chuzom which is so welcoming to all who visits Bhutan.

Witnessing Archery Match– Archery is the national game of Bhutan, it is amazing to see Bhutanese archers hitting target from a distance of 145 meters range. Bhutan has top archers on some categories on Olympic games.

Tashichodzong – The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and Kings’s Throne room.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets. Overnight in Thimphu.

(B, D)

Day 3Thimphu - Punakha (90 km / approx. 3 hour’s drive)

This morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

Located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu, the Dochula pass at an altitude of 10,130 ft. offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas. The pass is marked by an array of prayer flags and 108 chortens (stupas), known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens.

Later, visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple, also known as Chime Lhakhang is a small Buddhist monastery. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the; Divine Madman. It lies in the fertile Lobesa village of Punakha Valley.

On arrival, check in the hotel in Punakha.

Later in the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk’s body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Punakha.

(B, D)

Day 4Punakha - Paro (130 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

After breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Paro Dzong. Situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley, Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and well-known Dzongs and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. The Dzong houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts and is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley.

On arrival, check in to the hotel in Paro.

Later in the afternoon, visit Drukgyel Dzong. Located on a ridge in the upper Paro valley, about 18 km from Paro town, the ancient ruins of Drukgyel Dzongor the fortress of the victorious Bhutanese; are considered as the most beautiful and famous archaeological sites in Bhutan.

National Museum:(Open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The evening is at leisure. One can visit the local markets of Paro. Overnight in Paro.

(B, D)

Day 5In Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang (5 hours to 6 hours hike up and down).

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. According to legend, this cliffside fortress was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. It has been recognized as a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled here to meditate.

Also, visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of Bhutan’s two oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 7th century.

Imp note: The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest will be on leisure basis.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Paro.

(B, D)

Day 6Depart Paro

Today, after breakfast check out from Hotel and transfer to Paro Airport for your onward journey. Tour Ends with Happy memories.

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