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The magical kingdom of Bhutan opened its doors tourism only in 1974. That is why this Himalayan country, with its unspoilt natural splendours, has been called the last travel frontier in the world. It remains to this day a land of sheer beauty and grandeur and exotic mysticism. Through our tours, visitors are introduced to the colourful aspects of Mahayana Buddhism including visits to religious festivals and pilgrimage sites. There are fascinating excursions to villages, temples and scenic spots for a closer look at the unique culture of a land which remains the most unblemished and beautiful example of the traditional Himalayan way of life in existence today.
The sample Cultural Tour Programs given below can be modified to meet travellers' individual preferences.
All our tour packages start from and end at Paro, the international airport.

PACKAGE DURATION- 04 NGTS / 05 DAYS

Package Tour In Bhutan
Package cost includes:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • All transfers and sight seeing in appropriate non-a/c vehicles.
  • All Hotels taxes & service charges.
Package Cost Excludes:
  • Any meal other than specified in the ‘includes’ column.
  • Airfare.
  • Extras of a personal nature such as tips, laundry charges, and additional tour charges
  • Monument & guide charges during sightseeing throughout the itinerary.
  • Insurance and Emergency rescue costs.
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes’ column.
Itinerary : 04 nights / 05 days :
  • Day 01:Arrive Paro, Paro - Thimphu
    In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan grandeur. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, it is a breathtaking journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom.
    After your arrival at Paro airport there will be an interesting 2-hour drive to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. Evening is free for unwinding at leisure. After dinner would bed down to your first night in the mountain kingdom.
  • Day 02:Thimphu - Punakha
    Thimphu is perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family, the civil service, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.
    In the morning you would leave to take in the sights. The Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building, houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King. Tashichho Dzong is also the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the central monk body. Proceed to the National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, with some works dating back several hundred years. Visit the nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), where a six year training course is given in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Your visits would also include the National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), where the medicinal herbs abundant in the kingdom are compounded and dispensed.
    After lunch, visit the National Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974, after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”), and a monument to peace. Visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and the privately owned crafts shops, which offer a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangkha paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous. Also visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, opened in 2001.
    In the early evening, you would be driven to the Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) to Punakha. Dinner and overnight accommodation would be arranged for you.
  • Day 03:Punakha – Wangduephodrang - Paro
    Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Originally situated on the riverbank and dominated by the towering walls of Punakha Dzong, the township was relocated to a safer site a few kilometers down the valley after extensive flooding in the early 1990s. At the same time, major renovation work was undertaken on Punakha Dzong itself, which is now a breathtaking and glorious sight as you first glimpse it from the road. Although four catastrophic fires and an earthquake have destroyed many historic documents, Punakha Dzong still houses many sacred and historic artifacts and also the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
    Later, you would be driven to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Situated on a ridge overlooking a river junction, the formidable Wangduephodrang Dzong is the town’s most visible feature. In the 17th century, Wangdue played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern regions of the country. Your trip would not be complete without a visit to the local market.
    After lunch drive we take you back to Paro visiting Simtokha Dzong en route. This dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.
  • Day 04:Paro
    The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
    After lunch, drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom.
    In the evening, visit a traditional farm house for an opportunity to interact with a local family and learn something of their lifestyle. Later on, take an evening stroll along the main street, and perhaps visit a few handicrafts shops, or refresh yourself at a local café or bar. At night you would return to the hotel for dinner and rest.
  • Day 05:Depart Paro
    After breakfast you would be taken to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.
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