07 Nights/08 Days
Bhutan is a traveler’s paradise, especially for those who are looking to take a break in the lap of nature. Covered in lush green forests, home to gushing waterfalls and rivers and the perfect spot to just sit by and view the majestic Himalayan Ranges, Bhutan is gorgeous in every sense of the word.
Thimpu lets you see the national animal in its natural habitat at the Takin Preserve. The BBS Tower allows you to enjoy the scenic views of all of Thimpu from atop. Witness the world largest sitting Buddha in all its splendor and also visit other important places like the handicrafts museum. Go for a day-long excursion to Chele La pass and feel mesmerized on the highest motorable road in Bhutan.
Our experts bring you a short vacation where we take care of all your travel needs that will ensure you will go back again to this splendid destination.
On arrival, You will be received at the Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Station by Yatra representative who will drop you to Bhutan India border. Drive to your hotel. Overnight stay at Phuntosholing.
After breakfast Drive to Immigratgion office for Permit. After permit done transfer to Thimphu upon reaching, visit the following
Kuensel phodrang The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the worlds largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Timphu, it can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the citys center. The word Kuensel means everything is clear and from this place you will sure enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. The statute will house a temple inside it, the statue and its adjoining car park and recreational center are currently under construction and is expected to be ready by December 2012. The statue is constructed out of bronze and is studded with many semi-precious stones. Since they are no factories in country that can make such a large bronze cast structure, statute is being manufactured in China and the pieces are brought to Bhutan and are assembled here. On the drive to the statue the steep winding hill road offers an unparalleled view of the city of Thimphu and is an excellent place to capture a view of the city especially after dark. A journalist once described the view as “seeing an osasis of light in the desert of darkness “as the city light of Thimphu shine very bright in an otherwise dark Thimphu valley.
Post breakfast visit the Immigration Office to extend your permit to go towards Punakha. Then, visit the following :
Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory : This is a private factory and they manufacture a special watermark paper as well as products such as lampshades, envelopes and other objects made of traditional Bhutanese paper. They make great gifts to take home with you and are genuinely unique. It is not just the texture of these handmade paper products that will intrigue you, but also their unique earth tones and natural hews. This factory manufactures a special watermark paper as well as products such as lampshades, envelopes and other objects made of traditional Bhutanese paper. Bhutan protects its environment through long-term sustainability, and they follow it because they do not destroy the plant when they extract the raw material required. Paper products are manufactured from ""daphne papyracea"".
"Post breakfast, drive toward Punakha, stop at Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The Dochu La Pass is probably the best known mountain pass in Bhutan. Located at an altitude of 3150 meter above sea level, the Dochu La Pass is about 30 kilometer away from the capital city Thimphu and the road to Punakha. On a clear day the pass offers visitors a spectacular view of the majestic eastern Himalayan Ranges. A cup of hot coffee or tea at the pass has almost become part of tradition for people travelling to and fro from Punakha to the capital city.
After breakfast, drive back towards Dochula and to Paro..
Post lunch drive to Paro, on the way visit Tamchog Lhakhang: Tachog lhakhang is temple that is dedicated to the 13th century saint Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. This temple is located across the river about 15kms from the Paro towards Thimphu. In order to get to the temple one must cross an iron chain bridge, one of the few remaining of the many that Thangthong Gyalpo built. This is a private temple however tourists are allowed to visit if they are given permission. Crossing this very old bridge with its swaying and undulating movements can be quite an experience. The temple's location on the ridge and the high rocky barren hills which serve as its backdrop makes this a good location to take pictures.
Have early breakfast and drive up to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have come riding on a flying tigress to this place and meditated in a cave for 3 months, it wasn’t until Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal came to this place and meditated that it gained the popularity that it has now. The present structure is said to be built in the 15th century but was destroyed by fire in 1998 and has been restored.
After breakfast departure transfer to Phuntosholing. Evening at Leisure.Overnight stay at Phuntosholing.
After breakfast departure transfer to Bagdogra (IXB) Airport for your onwards journeys.
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