Cultural Tour of Bhutan
(08 Days / 07 Nights)

(Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Wangdiphodrang-Punakha-Paro)
(to view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)



Welcome

Rajasthan

North India

South India

East India

North East

Kerala

Gujarat

Kashmir

Ladakh

Himachal

Sikkim

Bhutan

Nepal

Tibet

Adventure

Bird Watching

WildLife

Safaris

Temples

Goa/Beaches

Special Tours

Train Tours

Ayurveda

Yoga

Festivals

Hotels

Car Rental

View All Tours

References

Travel Tools

Airlines in India

Railway Timetable

India Dialing Codes

Currency Converter

Distance Calculator

Time Converter

Travel Guide

Indian Architecture 

Indian Embassies

Flight Sickness

India Information

Nepal Information 

India Geography

Indian History

Media in India

 Modern History

Music in India

Musical instruments

Paintings of India

Reaching India

Refreshments

 Religions

Shopping in India

 

India Tours

31 Days Rajasthan

30 Days Gujarat

26 Days South

20 Days Rajasthan

19 Days North India

18 Days Rajasthan

17 Days South

16 Days Shekhawati

15 Days Himachal

14 Days North India

13 Days Sikkim

11 Days Nepal

9 Days Ladakh


Bhutan is a remote independent kingdom in the eastern Himalaya and the last bastion of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion in its purest form. It was opened for tourism in the late 70's and managed to minimize the effect of outside influences. This country is untouched in terms of the environment, religion, architecture and lifestyle. Cultural tour of Bhutan will enable us to explore and experience the rich and ancient traditions in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan and Paro, the second largest town.

Day 1: Arrive Paro from New Delhi
Today arrival in
Paro. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel. This beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of the Bhutan's oldest temples and monastries. In the afternoon we visit the National Museum. After the visit of the National museum we go for an excursion to Taktstang monastery. In April 1998 a fire destroyed the main structure of Taktstang Monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the valley floor. It is also known as 'tiger's den' because Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site on the back of a tigress in the eighth century. It has been one of the kingdom's most sacred sites and will be rebuilt in its original style once an auspicious date has been chosen.

 

Day 2: Paro
In the morning we will visit the Rinpung Dzong. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Rinpung Dzong means the fortress on a heap of jewels. This fortress now houses the Paro monastic school and the office of the civil administration. We also visit the Ta Dzong. Looking down upon the Rinpung Dzong is the Ta Dzong which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. This dzong is round more like parts of a European castle. In the evening we visit the Drugyal Dzong. It means the victorious fortress which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung to celebrate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Strategically built over the only passage into the Paro valley, the dzong helped to rebel various invasions through the course of Bhutanese history.

 

Day 3: Paro - Thimphu (about 65 km)
Today after having breakfast we drive to
 Thimphu. Thimphu is the modern capital of Bhutan. It lies at an elevation of 2300 m in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu river. This city maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. This morning we set out on a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. First of all we visit the Tashichho Dzong on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan and is also the summer residence of the central monk body. After visiting the Secretariat building we visit the national library to see the rare and precious collection of Buddhism. In the evening we visit the Memorial Chorten. Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in the year 1974 in the memory of the late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into the Buddhist philosophy.

Day 4: Thimphu
In the morning we visit the 17th century Simtokha Dzong. It is the oldest Dzong in the country which stands on a lofty ridge at the end of the valley. It was built in the year 1627 and now houses the school for Buddhist studies. Today we also visit a painting school. In this painting school the young children learn the ancient art of paintings. After visiting the painting school we visit the centre of traditional medicines. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan herbal medicines.
 

Day 5: Thimphu - Punakha (about 75 km)
In the morning we drive to
 Punakha. Punakha was built between two rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung and served as the winter residence of the central monk body. Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Punakha. In the evening visit the Punakha town. 

 

Day 6: Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Punakha (about 17 km)
In the morning we will drive to Wangdiphodrang. It is the last town on the central highway before entering central Bhutan. Wangdiphodrang Dzong was built during the 17th century and it played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. After visiting the Wangdiphodrang Dzong and having lunch there we return back to Punakha. In the evening we visit the Punakha Dzong. This dzong houses sacred artifacts and embalmed body of Shabdrung.

 

Day 7: Punakha - Paro
In the morning we drive to Paro. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Paro. Rest of the day at leisure.
 

 

Day 8: Departure

Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.(End of Our Services).

 

Hotels:

Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money (subject to availability).

 

City

Standard Hotels

No. of Nights

Paro Ugyen Phendeyling Resort / Similar *** 3
Thimpu Hotel Sambhav / Peaceful Resort *** 2
Punakha Meripuensum Resort / Similar *** 2

Total

 

07 Nights

 

Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.

  • Breakfast in the Hotel during the tour.

  • All Toll Parking , DA

  • Arrival / Departure Assistance

  • All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with driver

  • All internal permits, internal taxes

 Exclusions:

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and  Alcoholic beverages.

  • Camera Fees (Still or Movie).

  • Any Flight Charges.

  • Additional Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then mentioned in the Itinerary

  • Monument Entrances.

  • English speaking guide

  • Lunch & Dinners.

  • Anything which is not included in the inclusions

Package cost per person on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport and Taxes-

 

Vehicle to be used

2 Persons

4 Persons

6 Persons

Non Air Conditioned Hyundai Tucson / Santa fe SUV

    27900

-

-

Toyota Hi-ace bus / Toyota H1
 
  - 27900 27900

 

Note: Above rates are valid from April 2014 till September 2014.
 

Tour Reservation
To get more information or to book this tour please submit the Query Form or send us an  
e-mail
!
Your booking will be activated only after we get a reconfirmation from your side.
 

 
 
 
Tours all over India  Nepal and Bhutan Home Mail to tourism expert of India e-mail  Online chat regarding travel and tours to India Online Chatting Get contact information to Indian Tour Operator and Travel Agent Contact  Send your enquiry or tour request. Enquiry  Tour and Travel experts for India and Indian sub-continent About Us

Your feedback about travel and tours to India and Indian sub-continentFeedback

Visit the site map of Indo Vacations Site Map India related and other useful links Links

www.indovacations.net

Copyright Indo Vacations. All Rights Reserved.