Bhutan is an extraordinary place hardly
touched by the hands of time. Nestling in the heart of the great
Himalaya, Bhutan remained in self-imposed isolation for
centuries. Bhutan is often referred as the "Land of the Peaceful
Dragon" and is still regarded as one of the last Shangri la in
the Himalayan region. Bhutan Short Tour will take us to the major places of interest in Bhutan
Paro and Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
Day 01: New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and
capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to
Day 02: New Delhi - Paro (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to
arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Paro. This beautiful
valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of the
Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. 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 03: 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. Today we also
visit a painting school and the center of the traditional medicines.
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.
Tashichho Dzong Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu - Paro (about 65 km)
In the morning we depart from to Paro. Enroute 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. In the afternoon we
reach Paro. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 05: 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 an 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.
Rinpung Dzong Paro
Day 06: Paro - New Delhi ( by air)
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi.
In the evening arrive in New Delhi. Rooms are available to get
refresh before departing for the airport. The rest of the day at
leisure. After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
Day 07: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
on the departure day.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
or languages of your choice)
at every place of
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
air-conditioned Car with
driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except
Standard Hotels) will be
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