Thimphu: Thimphu, the capital and largest city in the kingdom, is located in the western part of central Bhutan, in one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Thimphu took over from Punakha, the old ancient capital of the kingdom that was the residence of the religious leaders of Bhutan before crowning the royal house, granted the capital status in 1961. The city is a sprawling location on the banks of the Wang Chhu River. While for the younger generations of tourists, the city does not have a beautiful nightlife, it has many spectacular and spectacular sights to see, including the Tashichho Dzong, the ancient fortress monastery at the edge of the city that once was the seat of government for Bhutan 's civil leaders.
Statue of Buddha Dordenma: The Buddha Dordenma Monument, erected in the mountains to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, is one of the world's largest Buddha rupas, and stands 52 metres tall, with over 125,000 small Buddha statues inside. Made in the shape of the Sakyamuni Buddha sitting figure, it cost over 100 million US dollars to complete the project. The Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, 943 acres of forested areas, which was opened in 2011 to encourage visitors to the site to relax in a quiet and peaceful setting, lies around the Buddha statue. Interestingly, Padmasambhava himself foretold the creation of the statue in an ancient terma that dates back to the 8th century, replicated in the early 20th century by the yogi Sonam Zangpo.
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Paro : The second city of Bhutan, set in the delightful Paro Valley, is the first place you will see when you reach the world, as it is where the only international airport is located. Since the 10th century, lying along the Paro River, the site has been the location of a monastery of one kind or another, and was Bhutan 's northern fortress against Tibet 's invasion. The city's main street is packed with rich and complex architecture, traditional Bhutanese buildings, and shops with cafes and restaurants competing for space. As well as many prayer-related objects, Paro is also a good spot for rare antiques and Buddhist souvenirs, while antiques can not be brought out of the kingdom.
Monastery of Taktsang: The awesome Taktsang or "Tiger's Nest" monastery sits more than 800 metres above the Paro Valley, perched on a ledge halfway up the cliff face of the mountain. The Taktsang Monastery, famed around the world for its unusual and magnificent location, has become something of a legend in Bhutan, and in many parts of Asia and around the world where Buddhism exists. Legend has it that he landed on the mountain after riding on a giant tigress thought to be a consort known as Yeshe Tsogyal, believed to be the meditation place of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), who first introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. After three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours of meditation in the 13 caves on the ledge, he manifested in eight embodiments and the place became sacred. The monastery was founded in 1692 around the caves, and has since been the Bhutanese people's cultural symbol.
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Rinpung Dzong: Rinpung Dzong, a massive monastery and fortress of the Kagyu School of Buddhism in Bhutan, is one of Bhutan's most prominent temples, and houses the region's Monastic Governing Body. The site of the dzong was granted in the 15th century to the Buddhist Lamas, where a small temple was built, as one of Bhutan's "tentative" sites in the UNESCO list of possible World Heritage Sites. In the 17th century, the temple was given to Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who demolished the former building and constructed the dzong that still stands there today. In 1646, it was reconsecrated and became the monastic and administrative centre of western Bhutan, and in the 1993 film, Little Buddha, the dzong also appeared.
Chele La Pass: At about 3,989 metres above sea level, Chele La Pass is one of the most common high points to visit in Bhutan, considered to be the highest pass accessible by vehicle in Bhutan. Lying in the Paro District above the pristine forests of the Haa Valley, the pass provides some spectacular views of the nearby waterfalls, forests, and alpine valleys. The path to the pass passes through dense woodland, just over two hours from Paro, passing rivers and waterfalls with breathtaking scenery. Hundreds of poles decorated with prayer flags that were erected by the villagers to scare off ghosts and evil spirits are next to the path leading up to the pass.
Punakha Dzong: "Also known as Pungtang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang, which translates into" the palace of peace and bliss, "Punakha Dzong is a monastery founded by the first Bhutanese Zhabdrung Rinpoche in the 17th century, and it is the kingdom's second oldest Buddhist dzong. The dzong houses some of Bhutan's most precious relics of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu School of Buddhism, as well as the precious remains of the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, formerly the administrative seat of government in Bhutan until 1955. The dzong was also the site of the October 2011 wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his bride, Jetsun Pema, which was the first Bhutanese national TV broadcast.
Phobjikha Valley:Also known as the Gangteng Valley, the Phobjikha Valley in central Bhutan, which is home to the famed Gangteng Monastery, is a massive U-shaped glacial valley. The valley is renowned for the unusual black-necked cranes who, from their summer home in Tibet, visit the region for the winter. When the cranes arrive in the last week of October, they circle three times around the top of the Gangteng Monastery before landing in the wetlands of the valley, and replicate this unusual procedure as they depart again in March for Tibet. It is unclear why the cranes do this, and Buddhists see it as an auspicious sign or a positive omen, and the whole valley area is covered where the cranes roost for winter. The valley, which is the best marshland in Bhutan, is rich in diverse plant life, and is home to more than ten other endangered bird and animal species. The three-day trek through the valley is popular, and in October and March, hundreds of birdwatchers come to the area to see the spectacular spectacle of the cranes.
Chomolhari: This massive peak, also known as Jhomolhari, sits at 7,326 metres, but it is not the highest mountain in Bhutan. The mountain is the source of the Paro River , which flows down the southern side of the mountain, and the Amo River, which flows down the northern side, sits astride the boundary between Tibet and Bhutan. Bhutanese Buddhists consider it to be the residence of one of the Five Tsheringma Sisters, the female guardian goddesses of Bhutan and Tibet, who were bound by Padmasambhava to protect the people, the lands, and the Buddhist religion from evil demons. Regarded as the "bride of Kanchenjunga," "The Chomolhari Temple, where religious tourists visiting the mountain rest, is situated on the south side of the mountain, at 4,150 metres, and just an hour's walk up the mountain lies one of Bhutan 's highest lakes, the Tseringma Lhatso, or" spirit lake.
The Jigme Dorji National Park: The Jigme Dorji National Park, a picturesque region of undisturbed forest, was created in 1974 to conserve the indigenous species of endangered animals in Bhutan, more than 37 of which live in an area spanning over 4,300 square kilometres. It is home to such uncommon species of mammals as the Bengal tiger, the clouded leopard, the snow leopard, the Himalayan black bear, the Indian leopard, and the famed Bhutanese Takin, ranging in altitude from 1,400 metres to over 7,000 metres. The park, rich in vegetation, also houses many deer, goral, and sambar animals, and thousands of indigenous and migratory varieties of birds. The park also gives its tourists a very spiritual experience with many places with religious and cultural meaning within its boundaries.
Departure from Kolkata airport @ 08:15am.
On arrival, Paro airport @ 09:55 am.
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Evening explore the Thimphu town by walk.
Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten(Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum.
Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery and Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here.
Later visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).
Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After breakfast transfer to Paro. On the way visit the Tamchog Lhakhang – It is situated between Thimphu and Paro and it was built in the 13th century by Thangtong Gyalpo.
He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple.
On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning 'fortress of the heap of jewels'.
The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp).
Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast check out from hotel
Drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
Depature from Paro airport @ 10:35am- On arrival Kolkata airport @ 11:15am.
Next Depart from Kolkata airport @ 15:20pm- On arrival Madurai airport @20:45pm.
What 's Included
3* / 4* / 5* Hotel Accommodation
(As per required)
English Speaking Guide *
(As per required)
Luxury & Comfort Vehicle Transfer for all sightseeing
Return Airport Transfer