On arrival at Railway station in New Jalpaiguri / Airport in Bagdogra, begin your tour of 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom'. You will be driven to Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. You can take a stroll in the local market. Overnight in Phuentsholing - None (Meals on your own)
This morning, drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. In the afternoon, proceed on a city tour of Thimphu visiting the National Library, School of Arts and Crafts (former painting school) and Memorial Chorten. Overnight in Thimphu (B)
Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu. Sightseeing includes BBS Tower there is a wonderful view of Thimphu valley from this point. Above the way to BBS tower, stop by to see a large fenced area Mini Zoo. Anim Dratshang (nunnery). Zangthopelri Lhakhang, the present structure was built in 1960s and although lacking the charm of many of the older temples, Zangthoo pelri still possesses some impressive murals and art treasures and is worthy of a visit and Handicraft Emporium. Late afternoon, visit the Tashichho Dzong, also known as 'fortress of the glorious religion'. The Dzong houses, main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Thimphu (B)
This morning, drive to Punakha, also known as 'The Cleanest Village' of the Kingdom (alt. 3150 Mts.). En route visit the Dochu La Pass - marked by a large array of prayer flags and a Chorten. On a clear day, a close-up view of the Bhutan's highest Himalayas bordering China can be seen. Post lunch, in the afternoon, proceed on a city tour of Punakha visiting the Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. 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 rest of the evening is at leisure. You can take a stroll in Punakha town or visit Khurutang High School. Overnight in Punakha (B)
This morning, drive to Paro, en route visiting Wangdiphodrang, once considered the country's secondary capital and the most picturesque of all Dzong in Bhutan. The founder of Bhutan Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built the Dzong in 1638 on a hilltop at the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chu Rivers. The Wangdue Festival is celebrated here in the autumn. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can visit the local market and shop for the famous for bamboo and stone artifacts! (shopping on your own) Overnight in Paro (B)
After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Paro with visit to Drugyal Dzong, built sometime in 1647 to celebrate the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans. Later, it served as a seat to the Lord of Drugyal region. En route, view Mt. Jhomolhari (altitude - 7320 mts), the second highest peak in Bhutan lying on the northern border with Tibet. Also, visit Ta Dzong, it is a museum and a must place to visit. Followed by TA Dzong, visit Paro Dzong and Taksthang Monastery View Point, also known as Tiger Nest. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Paro (B)
Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the western gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. On arrival, you will check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)
Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred to Railway station in New Jalpaiguri / Airport in Bagdogra for your onward journey.
- Travel by comfortable A/c or Non A/c coach / Vehicle as per the tour itinerary
- Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited from inside
- Accommodation in comfortable and convenient Deluxe hotels
- All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (set menu) as mentioned in the itinerary
- All Tips - Guide, Driver and Restaurants
- 1 Lt. Water Bottle per person per day
- Travel Insurance
- Service Tax 3.50% Extra.
- Any meals other than those mentioned above.
- Any airfare / train fare.
- Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
- Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature .
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.