Majestic Bhutan

Delhi - Paro - Thimpu - Trongsa - Punakha - Paro - Delhi Tour Highlights

Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.

Delhi isa bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reason why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built in Delhi over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.

Later in first half of 20th century, much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in lifestyles.

Overnight Hotel – Delhi    

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 

Delhi - Full Day Tour

Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad. We visit the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad which is now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.

In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January, 1948. Further, we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. Then we visit the grand President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950, it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Next on the itinerary is the Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight Hotel -Delhi.

Day 02

Delhi - Paro (by flight KB-205 @ 1155hr - 1550hr)

Today on time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Paro. The flight to Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the scintillating scenery of the world's highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) & Ta Dzong (watch tower). On arrival, you will be received by our representative & will be transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.
Overnight Hotel - Thimpu

Day 03

Thimpu

Today we will be a full Day sightseeing in Thimphu valley, visiting National Library. It holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts, modern academic books & printing blocks for prayer flags. Traditional Medicine Institute here prepares rich herbal medicines. Institute also imparts the art of herbal medicines to would be practitioner. Memorial Chorten, the beautiful stupa, was built in the memory of Bhutan's 3rd King. Paintings & statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Trashichhodzong, the beautiful fortress/monastery, houses Secretariat building, King's Throne room & other government's offices. It is also a summer residence of Chief Abbot. Handicrafts Emporium displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven & crafted products.

In the evening you can take a stroll around town's main street.

Overnight Hotel- Thimpu

Day 04

Thimphu - Trongsa ( 200 km- 6 hours )

After an early breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass (3080m). If weather permits, you can see a range of high Himalayan peaks towards the north-east. Following peaks can be seen from this Pass, on a clear Day: Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m), Terigang (7060m), Jejegangphugang (7158m), Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m), table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana finally Gangkar Punsum, highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Later drive onwards arriving Wangdiphodrang town for lunch. Descent from Dochula into Wangdiphodrang valley is quite long as the altitude difference is 1,700 meters. Proceed to Trongsa across Pelela pass (3300 m), the traditional boundary between east & west. The pass is marked by a large prayer flag & the ground is covered with high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, which was built in 18th century by a Lama named Shida. It is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. Arrive Trongsa & check into a lodge.

Overnight Lodge - Trongsa (B, L,D)

Day 05

Trongsa

After breakfast walk by Trongsa Dzong built by Shabdrung in year 1647 & visit the Ta Dzong (watch tower), dedicated to Buddhist epic hero, King Gesar of Ling.

Overnight Lodge – Trongsa

Day 06

Trongsa - Punakha( 135 km - 4 hrs )

Today we drive to Punakha, en route visiting 17th century majestic Wangdi Dzong followed by visit to local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate & stone carvings.

Overnight Hotel- Punakha

Day 07

Punakha - Paro (125 km - 4 hrs)

Morning visit to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955 & still serves as the winter residence of the monk community. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake & flood. The latest flood of October 1994 caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared the statue of Buddha Jojampa. After lunch, proceed to Paro en route visit traditional Bhutanese farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people & their culture. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel.

Overnight Hotel- Paro

Day 08

Paro - Delhi (by flight KB-204 @ 0800hr - 1000rh)

Today we will transfer you to airport to board flight for Delhi, arrive Delhi receive by our representative & transfer to hotel.

Overnight Hotel – Delhi

Day 09

Delhi - Departure

Today we will transfer you to Delhi airport to board flight for home.

Tour Cost based on double occupancy basis:
Number of Persons
Deluxe package
Based on 02                               USD 2925 Per Person         
Delhi - Paro – Delhi airfare       US$ 650 per person
Total per person cost                 US$ 3575 + 4.5% service tax
*Please note that airfares are subject to change without prior notice.


Package includes:

  • 09 Nights' accommodation on double occupancy basis.
  • Daily breakfast in all hotels.
  • All meals in Bhutan
  • Entrance Fee of monuments in Bhutan
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary using an Innova car or similar.
  • Airfare for the sector Kathmandu - Paro in economy class
  • Airfare for the sector Paro - Delhi in economy class
  • Personal assistance during the arrival and departure.

Package does not include:

  • Any Monument entry fee for Nepal & camera fee.
  • Any expense of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips, etc.
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the "Package includes".

Hotels to be used:-
Places           Luxury hotels
Delhi            
Leela Palace
Paro              Hotel Namsay Cholling (A Category)
Thimphu       Taj Tashi
Punakha       Damchen Resort (A category)
Trongsa        Yankhil Resort (A category)

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