Paro - Thimphu
The flight to Paro is one of the amazing experiences while traveling to Bhutan. You will get a chance to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and other famous peaks while landing at the airport. The experience of landing at Paro Airport is one of its kind as you will have a glimpse of Bhutanese foothills, few steep turns to land at this amazing and small airport in Bhutan.
On Arrival, you will be received by an expert Bhutanese guide. Meet and greet followed by a drive to Thimphu.
Drive to Thimphu, the busiest tourism hub of Bhutan. Driving distance is 65 kms and time taken would be 1.5 to 2 hrs.
Check in Hotel in Thimphu.
In the evening, free time to explore the Thimphu town.
Dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, day is dedicated to sightseeing of Thimphu.
You will see the following tourist sites in Thimphu include:
National Memorial Chorten
Folk Heritage Museum
Typical Bhutanese lunch at the Folk Heritage Restaurant would be a great experience.
Sangaygang view point
Takin Reserve Centre.
Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion)
Next you will be enjoying a drive from Thimphu to Paro. Paro is located at a distance of 65 kms from Paro.
After breakfast, drive to Paro. On the way to Paro, visit the Tamchog Lhakhang.
Other tourist attractions that you will be covering include:
After early morning breakfast, you will be starting a Excursion tour to Taktshang Monastery.
Taksand Palphug Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest is an amazing Buddhist monastery, temple and sacred site is located in the upper Paro town. Built in 1692, Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated at this site for 3 years. Guru Padmasambhava is known to be the founder of Buddhist religion in Bhutan. He is immensely respected and has a huge number of sacred followers in Bhutan.
|Validity Till 30th September, 2017|
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As your plane beings its final descent into Paro Valley, you get your first glimpse of this Land of the Thunder Dragon: beautifully terraced, cast in shades of green, clusters of prayer flags blowing in the distance. The beautiful landscapes, scenic villages, and historic buildings of the land have creation peacefulness, some of the country's oldest temples and monasteries are here. Since the nation's only airstrip is also here, most trips to Bhutan begin and end in Paro. It's an unusually enchanting place of welcome, and one you will always remember.
The valley of Paro has many interesting sites and requires a few days to be properly explored. Paro tour packages sightseeing includes ,The ruins of Drukgyel Dzone, at the end of the valley, is a magnificent place to view the towering peak of Mount Chomolhari. Also of interest is the National Museum, which is in a converted 17th century watchtower. The museum has an extensive collection of Bhutanese artifacts. Situated in a commanding viewpoint at the eastern end of the Paro valley, the Paro Dzong, also called "the fortress of the heap of jewels, is an architectural wonder.
Once of the country's most sacred pilgrimage sites, Taktsang Lhakhang, or the "Tiger's Nest," Clings to sheer cliffs high above the valley. The trek uphill to the monastery is exhilarating, and the views are breathtaking. In 1998, a fire destroyed the Taktsang's medieval wall paintings and all the inner temples. Reconstruction of this landmark site has been done since then.
The city of Thimphu lies in a broad valley, on a sprawling hillside on the banks of the Thimpu River. At an altitude of 7,600 ft, Thimphu is unlike any other capital in the world. A small rural settlement until the late 1970s, it is now home to approximately 40,000 people.
The sightseeing in Thimphu Tour packages include Tashichho Dzong , which not only houses the throne of His Majesty the king of Bhutan,also is the summer residence of the venerated monastic community is also Bhutan's administrative and religious center. The colossal building is set on the banks of the river, surrounded by weeping willows. Opposite the dzong, on the other side of the river, is the National Assembly Hall.
Other place of interest in Thimphu include the National Library, which houses a vast collection of historic and religious literature; the Painting school, which teaches traditional styles of thangka paintings, wood carving, ceramics, papermaking, and weaving; and the memorial Chorten, an important landmark that was built in 1974 by the mother of the third king of Bhutan, in memory of her son.
One of the delightful quirks of this capital city is its complete luck of traffic lights. Stationed at two traffic circles, traffic police stand on wooden pedestal and direct cars with graceful hand gestures, often replicating the movement of a dancer.
In order to preserve the Kingdom's national identity, all new buildings in Bhutan must be designed in traditional style. The streets are spotless, there are no beggars, and prayer flags flutter in the wind, casting shadows on the intricately painted and carved buildings. The streets are dotted with monks in saffrom-color robes, women in vivid kiras (dresses), and men in gbos (traditional dress for males), the Bhutanese formal dress. The town of Thimphu is, quite simply, stunning.
Thimphu Paro tour packages are usually for 4 to 6 nights, and can be organized with or without airfare. There are direct flights from Delhi and Kolkata round the year, From Mumbai there are limited flights that operate in the months of May or June. Swan Tours can customize the holiday packages to Bhutan, Thimphu and Paro for Honeymooners, Family vacations, Groups, Conferences or Weddings.
Thimphu Paro tour is the most popular tour in Bhutan. This Bhutan tour Packages are inclusive of transfers between Paro and Thimphu ,Thimphu sightseeing, Paro Sightseeing and Delhi Paro airfare can be provided at an extra cost