Arrival in Paro
On arriving at Paro International Airport, you will be received by the Swan Tours representative warmly who will accompany you on a drive to the hotel in Thimphu that is the capital of Bhutan. On reaching the hotel, check-in and stay overnight after having dinner.
Thimphu to Punakha
Wake up to the morning breakfast, you will start with the local sightseeing in Thimphu that counts a lot of place on the charts. Begin with the Trashichhodzong, Traditional Medicine Institute, Painting School, National Library, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts Emporium and Memorial Chorten followed by the Dochula Pass at the last. Later, start with your journey to the next awaited destination Punakha on a drive after check-out from Thimphu.
Trashichhodzong - Situated on the banks of Wang Chhu. It is home of the National Assembly and the summer residence of capital's venerated monastic community. The Dzong is the impressive result of a redesign of the original medieval structure sanctioned by the Third King, HM Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, when he moved Bhutan's permanent capital to Thimphu.
Bhutan's National Library -is located close to the Thangkha painting school and contains arguably the best collection of religious and historical literature in the Himalayas. The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum opened in the year 2001 is a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. The Memorial Chhorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu's residents, was erected in 1974 by the mother of Third King, in memory of her son.
Memorial Chorten - This stupa, which is predominantly white with spires of gold, was erected in 1974 in honor of the father of modern Bhutan, the third king of the country, His Majesty Jiqme Dorji Wangchuck. The Memorial Stupa, Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital with its prominent landmark in the city of golden spires and bells. It is popularly known as "the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan".
Great Buddha Dordenma - is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, are made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Construction began in 2006 and was planned to finish in October 2010, however construction did not conclude until 25 September 2015. The statue was constructed at a cost of millions USD paid to Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, Sponsorship from Singaporean.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Punakha - Wangduephodrang - Paro
In the wake of the early morning breakfast, you will start with exploring Punakha that counts in a plethora of places like, Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yu Namgyal Chorten, and the local market. Have something to eat among the local meals and start off for Wangdiphodrang that has beautifully crafted bamboo products. Post lunch, have lunch and depart for Paro by covering Dochula Pass and Simtokha Dzong midway. Upon arrival in Paro, check-in the prescribed hotel and stay overnight!
Punakha Dzong - Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten - Standing regally on the hill above the Punakha valley, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a classic example of gorgeous traditions and architecture of Asian country. This Chorten, however, is unique. It is not designed for community worship or for monastic retreat or education like other Buddhist Institute and Colleges. It is designed as a magical tool. It was built by the Queen Mother for heading off the negative forces and transportation peace and harmony for all the living beings. The thing that sets this Chorten apart is that it was designed on the principals to delineate within the Holy Scriptures instead of trendy engineering manuals. The golden spire and labyrinthine wall patterns square measure fine example of art and traditions of an Asian country.
Dochula Pass – Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow-covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial Chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Apart from the Chortens, there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honor of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck; the open grounds in its front yard is a venue for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival. The pass with 108 memorial Chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park
Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Local sightseeing in Paro
After having the morning breakfast, you will spend the day sightseeing in Paro. The several admirable places namely, Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, remains of Drukyel Dzong and the traditional Bhutanese Farm House. After the wonderful day spent out, stay overnight in the hotel after dinner!
Kyichu Lhakhang - (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lango Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. In the 8th century, the temple was visited by Padmasambhava and it is believed he concealed many spiritual treasures here.
Drukgyal Dzong - Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate the victory over an invasion from Tibet. In the early 1950s, Drukgyal Dzong was almost completely destroyed by fire. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
Bhutanese Farm House - Staying in a Bhutanese farmhouse is altogether a different experience. It is an opportunity to get a firsthand experience of typical village life in Bhutan. Except for some modifications done to farmhouses’ hygiene and sanitation facilities, the rest remains the same. The upper floor of the farm houses usually has a big kitchen also used as a living room, a shrine (prayer room), a store and a bedroom.
Departure from Paro
Post the morning breakfast, departure day arrives with packing and check-out as part of the process. You will accompanied to Paro International Airport on a drive from where you will board your flight home by concluding Pune to Bhutan Tour Packages.
- Meet & Greet at Par airport.
- Return Paro airport transfers.
- 01 Night accommodation in Thimphu .
- 01 Night accommodation in Punakha.
- 02 Nights accommodation in Paro .
- Inter hotel transfers and local sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- All applicable hotel taxes.
- Airfare .
- Travel Insurance .
- Entrance Fees, video camera charges , permits during sightseeing.
- Any sightseeing or excursion that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
- Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities likelandslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) etc to be borne by the client directly .
- Government service tax @ 5%.
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Bhutan is a beautiful Buddhist kingdom known for its landscapes, monasteries, mountains and valleys. Bhutan tour packages from Pune is the package you would definitely want to experience. It is a dream destination for many travelers. Bhutan is home to many tourist attractions. The best time to travel to Bhutan in the spring season for nature lovers. Those who are fond of winters must visit during the months of October to February.
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Best time to visit Bhutan
The best time to travel to Bhutan depends on which part of the country you are planning to visit. Generally, the months between October to January are considered the best time to visit. The climate in Bhutan varies depending on two main factors - the impact of North Indian monsoon and altitude. The central Bhutan experiences a temperate climate. South of Bhutan remains hot and humid while the Northern part of the country witnesses chilly weather.
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Places to visit:
Some of the top places you can visit with our Bhutan tour packages from Pune:
1. Thimphu: Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. Situated in the western central part, it is the largest city of Bhutan. One of the interesting facts about the city is that it’s the only capital in the world with no traffic lights. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Thimphu are Clock Tower Square, Tango and Chari monasteries, Semtokha Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, and Centenary Farmer’s Market.
2. Paro: Paro is a historic town dotted with sacred temples and historic sites. There are around 155 temples and monasteries in Paro. This is the reason Paro attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year.
3. Panbang Town: Panbang is a small town located in the South of Bhutan. The town promotes activities like wildlife safari, eco-trail, rafting, elephant riding, bird-watching and camping.
4. Trashigang: Trashigang is the largest district in east Bhutan. It is home to the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is one of the ten protected areas of Bhutan. Other places to visit in the town include Buli Lhakhang temples, Tharpa Choeling and the Royal Manas National Park.
Things to do:
Here are some interesting things to do in Bhutan:
1. Trek to beautiful Dagala Trail
2. Indulge in river rafting and other adventurous sports
3. Explore the wildlife of Bhutan by visiting the richest wildlife sanctuaries
4. Visit the Rinpung Dzong for spiritual vibes
5. Learn about Bhutanese culture by visiting various museums - the National Museum of Bhutan, the Folk Heritage Museum etc
6. Indulge in hot spring therapy for soulful rejuvenation
Highlights of Bhutan tour packages from Pune
- Local sightseeing in Paro and hike to Taktshang Monastery
- Painting School, National Library, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum in Thimphu
- A scenic drive to Dochula Pass
- Local market in Punakha
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