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Bhutan is a small country straddling along the Himalayan ranges. It is a feast for the eyes and provides a rich cultural experience to tourists who want to peek into the lifestyle of Bhutanese people. However, due to the advancement of modernization, the authentic culture of the country is seriously being haggled away with the urban explosion in the country. It is one of the countries where Buddhism has spread it roots really well. You can see the traditional architecture of Mahayana Buddhism in the monasteries. Bhutan is indeed unique, it is one of the last countries to practice Tantric Mahayana Buddhism. The common languages that people understand and speak here are Nepali, Hindi, English. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha. Bhutan is also well acclaimed for the Bhutan cycling Tour that allows the tourists to discover the beautiful plains of the country on cycle. A well-rounded experience of fun, fitness, and adventure. To preserve the age-old culture and traditions, family values of internal happiness, Bhutan has always preferred to have less influx of tourists as a mark of responsible tourism. It is not just the amount of money spent but the value and the destination that matters. To breathe in the fresh air of Himalaya, look up at clear pristine blue skies and experience the good vibes of the holiday in the ‘land of Happiness’ where happiness plays a greater role in your life than the temporary material acquisitions.
Best time to visit Bhutan
September - November is the best time to visit Bhutan, with clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and the greatest number of festivals. Springtime, from March through May, is also good, with comfortable temperatures but a small chance of rain. The summer months, June through August, can be hot and this period gets the most rainfall. The winter months, December through February, have clear skies but cold temperatures and has the fewest tourists.
Bhutan VISA & Permits:
All visitors to Bhutan need a visa to except for a few countries in the subcontinent. The nationals from India, Maldives, and Bangladesh are exempted from the visa rules. All visitors must also book their travel through a local tour operator. The tour operator works closely with the government to get the visa once the payment is received. Citizens of India do not need a visa to enter Bhutan, because the 1949 Treaty between Bhutan and India allows for free movement of people between the two nations on a reciprocal basis.
Indian citizens can obtain entry into Bhutan by air and land, and may use any of the acceptable documents mentioned below to enter Bhutan:
- Indian Passport
- A voter ID card with photograph
- Identification Slip issued by the Indian Consulate Office in Phuentsholing upon presenting proof of Indian citizenship.
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After your arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra, vehicle driver will pick you from there and He will escort you to Jaigaon/Phuentsholing, Explore the magical Tea field during your Journey. Check in at Hotel, Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, (West Bengal). Stroll in the local market of a border town in the evening. Overnight Stay at Jaigaon/Phuentsholing.
After Morning Breakfast & Processing with Tourist Permit at Phuentsholing drive to Thimphu, we will stop at Kharbandi Gompa. The views of Phuentsholing from the beautiful monastery gardens is spellbinding. We will pass Chukha and Chimakothi through the dense orchids to reach Chapcha. From this point, it is only 2 hoursí drive up the valley to Thimphu. Shortly before reaching our destination, we will stop to visit Semtokha Dzong. Thimphu is the Capital and Largest city of Bhutan. It has a Population of 104,200, Explore on road waterfalls, Reach Thimphu, check into you Cozy Hotel rooms. After a while go for Evening Walk in the Local Market of this city. Overnight Stay in Thimphu.
After a wholesome breakfast, we will spend this beautiful day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten depicting the Buddhist faith in the form of paintings and statues. Thimphu has transformed from a solitary town to loud capital. Walk through Thimphu Market to see the variety of food of Bhutan, including basket upon basket of fiery chilies, fresh cheese and a variety of fresh green vegetables. Meet and greet the local people and explore the beautiful tradition of Bhutan. Head back to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Today's journey is from the modern capital of Bhutan to the ancient capital of Bhutan. The drive from Dochu-La pass offers incredible views of Himalayan peaks before entering into benign fields of Punakha valley. We will cover the most iconic temple in Punakha. The temple of the Punakha Dzong has old traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars elegantly crafted from cypress and fabled in gold and silver. Ending our day by imbibing in the beauty of Bhutan, we will head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Punakha.
After a good breakfast. We will head out to explore the bustling town of Wangduephodrang. Visit the local market and Wangduephodrang Dzong. Built in 1639 the strategically located Dzong is situated at the confluence of two rivers. In the 17th century Wangduephodrang played a critical role in unifying the different regions of the country. It holds a great significance in the history of Bhutan. After covering all the destinations, we will head out to Paro for dinner and overnight stay.
Wake up in a magical Himalayan valley and have your sumptuous breakfast. Today we will trek to Taktsang Monastery or as it is popularly called Tigers Nest Monastery. It is definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The 3 hours walk to the Buddhist site is serene. You can find the colorful Buddhist flags and monks on the way. Spend a whole day here and you will feel energetic. We will drive back to Paro for the overnight stay and the deluxe dinner.
Enjoy your breakfast in morning. Prepare to head out to the starting point of the journey that is Phuentsholing we will cover all the remaining destinations on the way. It is refreshing part of the journey where we will revitalize and capture all the beautiful moments that will live with us forever. After crossing Phuentsholing we will cover 25 more kilometers to Jaldapara national park. It is a national park situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar District of northern West Bengal and on the banks of the Torsa River. Overnight stay in a forest resort.
Jaldapara is a paradise for bird watchers. It is one of the very few places in India, where the Bengal Florican is sighted. In the morning you can do a thrilling elephant ride (Charge Not Included). After breakfast at Resort, Vehicle will drop you at NJP/Bagdogra Airport for the respective journey.