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Day 1: NJP or Bagdogra to Phuentsholing/Jaigaon
Day 2: Drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu
Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha via Wangdue & Dochulla Pass
Day 5: Punakha to Paro
Day 6: Paro Sightseeing
Day 7: Paro to Phuentsholing Drop
Day 8: Phuentsholing to NJP or Bagdogra Drop
Day 01: NJP or Bagdogra to Phuentsholing/Jaigaon
On arrival in Phuentsholing, meet by our representative at the hotel followed by check-in and installation. The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, it is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture.
Indian Nationals travelling between Bhutan & India do not need Visa. An identity document, be it either passport or an election commission I. D card is, however required for presentation at the immigration during entry, to obtain an entry permit along with 04 passport size photographs. Indian Nationals travelling between Bhutan and Nepal require valid passport as per Nepalese immigration regulation. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phuentsholing/Jaigaon.
Day 02: Drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. 4 km ahead of Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Gompa, the beautiful monastery situated in garden of tropical plants and flowers. The monastery contains paintings depicting scenes from the life of Buddha and statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpoche. From the monastery garden there is a splendid view of Phuentsholing and plains of West Bengal and their tea gardens beyond. Proceed further to Thimphu. Lunch stop enroute. Five miles, before Thimphu, visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom swhich now houses the School for religious and cultural studies. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu
After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, also visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulator by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials. Evening visit Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the centre of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha via Wangdue & Dochulla Pass
After breakfast transfer to Punakha. Enroute visit – Punakha Dzong & Druk Wangyal Lhakhang. After Arrival Check – in at Hotel. Rest an hour . Afternoon visit – Punakha Dzong , Wandue Phodrang & Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Enjoy the Dinner & Stay Over Night at Punakha
Day 05: Punakha to Paro
After breakfast drive to Paro. Afternoon in Paro, visit 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.
Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit 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. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast drive Paro Sightseeing to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.
Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
Day 07: Paro to Phuentsholing Drop
After breakfast drive from Paro to Phuentsholling.
Day 08: Phuentsholing to NJP or Bagdogra Drop
After breakfast Check-out from hotel on time and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey. TOUR ENDS.
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