Arrival at Paro International Airport. Our local Bhutanese guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Proceed for your Immigration formalities at the airport. Transfer to Thimphu. On arrival at Thimphu, check in at the hotel. Later on, go for a local sightseeing tour of cultural capital Thimphu. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Thimphu valley. Explore the magnificent attractions of Thimphu which includes Memorial Chorten, Kuensel Phodrang - World's Largest Sitting Buddha Statue, Takin Reserve & Mini Zoo and BBS Tower - Provides a vantage point view of the Thimpu Valley.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Thimphu.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu, which includes the following places of tourist interest like Folk Heritage Museum, Royal Textile Academy & Museum, Anim Dratshang (Nunnery), Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium.
Note: On weekends, guests can enjoy the weekend market, an interesting place for tourist to explore Bhutanese culture along with shopping.
Overnight stay will be in Thimphu.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, next visit Punakha Dzong. Travel via a high mountain pass to Punakha. One the way, visit Dochu La Pass, a beautiful spot to see 360 degree panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. The view becomes more beautiful and clear on bright and sunny days. Enjoy lunch at the fresh new restaurant Druk Wangyel. Visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lake while on your way to Punakha.
Overnight stay will be in Punakha.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, next proceed to Paro.
The Paro valley extends from the meeting point of Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu Rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari near the Tibetan border to the North. This glorious region is one of charming valleys in the Kingdom of Bhutan with fertile rice fields and a calm river down the valley.
After checking into your hotel, you would proceed for a sightseeing tour of Paro which includes a visit to the following places: Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang and Ta Dzong.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Paro.
** Taktsang Monastery is another fascinating tourist site for you to visit. Visiting Taktsang is optional since you reach here after 2-3 hours of tough trekking.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, next proceed for a full sightseeing tour of Chele La Pass. Chele La Pass is an amazing high altitude point to explore rivers, mountains, and clear blue skies. This point is easily accessible by road in Bhutan. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mt Jhomolhari (23,996 ft), the second highest peak in the cultural Bhutan and other Himalayan mountains. Visit Paro Dzong while returning back to Paro.
Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Paro.
Early morning breakfast followed by a transfer to the Airport for your return journey.
|Validity Till 30th September, 2017|
|Package Cost Per Person On Twin Sharing Basis||Package Cost Per Child With An Extra Mattress|
|** Above rates are strictly valid for Indian nationals only**|
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|Osel||Tashi Namgay Resort||Drubchu Resort|
|Deluxe||Druk||Nak-Sel Boutique||RKPO Green Resort|
|Le Meridien||Le Meridien Paro Riverfront||RKPO Green Resort (4*)|
|Deluxe||TajTashi||Le Meridien Paro||Dhensa resort|
|Accommodation in above or similar category hotel subject to availability|
Location of Punakha is 77 kms (48 miles ) east of Thimphu,The road from Simtokha, just a few miles outside Thimphu, winds into pine forests and passes by waterfalls, chortens and prayers flags, travelling through small villages before handing up to the Dochula Pass at an altitude of 10,500 ft. On a clear day, the scenery is spectacular; you get a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayans range, including Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. For the next two hours of the drive, the road slowly descends into the lowlands of the Punakha valley. Due to its warmer climate, Punakha is one of the most fertile valleys in Bhutan. The vast array of vegetation changes colour from season to season, turning multitudes of beautiful browns and greens.
Just before you arrive in the village of Lobesa, you will see Chimi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to a Tibetan mystic, Drukpa kunley, known as the "divine madman." The temple Is on a hillside in the middle of rice fields and has become a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Before Thimphu become the capital city in 1955, Punakha held the designation. Punakha Dzong is the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu (above), and the Je Khenpo (a Head of Bhutan's religious order). If your visit coincides with the monk's migration from Punakha to Thimphu, you may be witness to the ceremonial procession.
In the 13th century, when Drukpa Kunley, "the divine madman," was destroying demons in Bhutan, he shot an arrow and said a monastery would appear where it landed, Chimi Lhakhang was the fulfillment of his prophecy. To destroy even more demonos, Durkpa kunley relied on more than his bow and arrow. He used his penis, which was allegedly as long as the length of his body. Those who honor him have painted phallic symbolic on each side of their homes to ward off evil spirits. They also visit this monastery and worship his unusual statue, complete with his famous organ. To devotees, the penis his father haven, who inseminated mother earth to create makind-male energy joining with female wisdom to create the cosmic whole. Punakha.
The Punakha Dzong , one of most popular sightseeing spots in Punakha Tours , is the winter home of the Je Khenpo, the religious head of Bhutan. Built in 1637, it is strategically placed at the confluence of pho Chhu (male river) and Mo Chhu (female river), on the far side of a narrow suspension bridge. The full name of the dzong is Druk Pungthang Dechhen Phodrang, "palace of great happiness." In 1639, an addition was made in celebration of the victory of the Bhutanese against the Tibetans.
To enter the Dzong, you cross over the bridge to the exterior grounds. To reach the main entrance pavilion, you climb steep wooden step that were specially designed to be lifted up in case of invasion. Two oversized prayer wheels flank each side wall, and interior structures. This entrance leads to the administrative area; the monastic quarters are in a second courtyard.
The Dzong was built by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyal. He died while in mediation here in 1651, and his embalmed body lies in perpetual state in the Machen Lhakhang, one of the 21 sacred temples within the dzong. Only the king and tow lamas who are appointed to look after the temple may enter.
Four fires during the 18th and 19th centuries ravaged the Dzong, destroying numerous historic documents. In 1807, an earthquake caused more damage. The Dzong has been fully restored, but now the encroaching rivers pose a new threat. The coronation of the first king of Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck, took place here on December 17, 1907. West of Mo Chu River.
Bhutan Tours from India are getting extremely popular specially for the guests from Delhi and Mumbai. One of the top Bhutan tours is Thimphu Punakha Paro Tours , which should ideally be covered in 6 to 7 days. If your Bhutan trip is for a shorter duration then we would recommend a day excursion tour to Punakha from Thimphu . For more information contact Swan Tours – a leading travel agent in Delhi, India.
Whether you are traveling for a honeymoon tour in bhutan or looking for a short Bhutan tour, Thimphu Punakha Paro tour fits into the categories .One of the most popular Bhutan tour packages from Delhi and Mumbai covers the most popular 3 destinations in Bhutan in a very short period of time. Airtickets at an extra cost can be arranged for Delhi Paro flights or Mumbai Paro flights.