23861 – Mr. Manoj Paliwal x 3// Bhutan

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23861 – Mr. Manoj Paliwal x 3// Bhutan
02 N Phuentsholing-  01N Thimphu – 01N Punaka – 2N Paro

Day 01: Arrival in Bagdogra/NJP to Phuentsholing

After arriving in Phuentsholing, complete the permit formalities and check into the hotel and relax. Phuentsholing– Phuentsholing is the border point for any goods and services entry/exit into Bhutan. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Overnight in Phuentsholing, altitude 300m

Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (5 Hrs drive)

Start the scenic journey towards Thimphu. The feeling of exhausted and crowded in Phuentsholing comes to the end after half an hour drive uphill, you will start feeling fresh and enjoy the scenic beauty of the nature. The journey will pass through some of the most beautiful broad leaves forest to temperate alpine zone, villages, towns, water fall, hills and mountains until we reach Thimphu, creating the history for you. Roadside Stops: Leg stretch break for having tea/coffee, using restroom and taking photographs at scenic places like waterfalls, landscapes, and villages. Chuzom: Meeting point of two rivers (Thimphu & Paro) this is tri junction of highway leading to Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing into three directions. Enjoy the lovely picture of beautiful portrait of our King and Queen placed at Chuzom which is so welcoming to all who visits Bhutan. We will explore the city by walk: If time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding of modern city. Good option for imported garments and local souvenir, beside unique local handicrafts. Thimphu offers mixed style of personalities taking the street walk in Thimphu- only city in the world without traffic lights.Kaja Throm: The riverside Farmer’s Market, one can get fresh farm produce, food & snack stalls, fun art installed by VAST Bhutan. A lively place to spend time. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing to Punakha (2 hrs drive)

Thimphu- This bustling little city is the main center of commerce, religion and government in the country. Thimphu is the most modern city with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers. However, it still retains its cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization, often referred as world only city without traffic lights. Visit Buddha viewpoint: The Buddha Dordenma is located at a top of the hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and overlooks the southern entrance to Thimphu valley. Simply Bhutan: Simply Bhutan is a living museum and photo studio that gives a good guided introduction to various aspects of Bhutanese traditional lives.  Visitors are greeted with a shot of local arra (rice spirit), before being guided through mocked-up village scenes. Along the way, you can dress up in traditional clothes, try out archery and hear songs sung by Bhutanese women as they build houses out of rammed earth.Start the most scenic drive to Punakha from Thimphu over dochula pass which takes about two hours. After the break at Dochula, the road descends into Wangdue and Punakha taking us to one of the warmest places of Bhutan. Dochula pass: The pass is at a popular location as it offers a stunning 180-degree panoramic view of the Great Himalayan mountain ranges. The view is especially scenic and very clear on winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. Punakha Dzong: Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. This is one of the finest and must see Dzongs of Bhutan. The Dzong stands inbetween meeting point of two rivers, Phochu and Mochu making the most photogenic Dzongs of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Suspension Bridge: Punakha suspension bridge is considered one of the longest of its kind in Bhutan. The bridge connects the dzong with the villages Shengana, Samdingkha and Wangkha on the other bank of the Po Chhu river. In these small villages, locals sell their wares in tiny, traditional shops. Visitors can stop here for a quick and authentic view of true Bhutan.  In order to access the suspension bridge from the dzong, one must walk past the King’s palace and the cremation ground. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m.

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (3 hrs Drive)

As we proceed to Paro, we will retrace the journey crossing over Dochula, up until Chuzom and further to Paro. The entire stretch of drive will refresh your mind and give you second chance to enjoy the great snowcapped mountain views of the Himalayas from Dochula. After our breakfast, retrace the drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. En route stop at Lamperi Botanical Park, it is a paradise for nature lover. The visitors can view 38 out of Bhutan’s 46 species of rhododendron or spot some of the 220 species of birds. There are 21 animal species known in the park which has deer, tiger, leopard, red panda and also the wildcat.Paro Airport View Point:It is located on the Hill overlooking the airport, this viewpoint offers the best view of the whole airport.Ta Dzong unique (National Museum): Perched above Paro Dzong it was watchtower built in 1649 to protect the undefended Paro Dzong located below, renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum. Today this museum houses the best collections of all-time historical items making worth for a visit.Visit 17th century Paro Dzong:  ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’, is ranked one of the best Bhutanese architecture. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley, particularly when landing at Paro Airport.  The Dzong also offers administrative seat of the district of Paro. The Dzong was built in 1644 under the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.Explore the tiny town: Tiny Paro town actually can offer lot more, there are many authentic handicraft shops, readily available Bhutan made products, grocery and imported garment shops beside having many small restaurants around.Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 05: Paro Sightseeing

This picturesque region in the kingdom is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Paro has more of historical sites, high-end tourist resort and many souvenir shops for shopping including world famous Taktsang. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Temple): is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious Buddhist site in the world. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. The temple is one of the holiest sites in Bhutan which clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley. Although good trekkers can make it to the top in two hours, most of the guests take whole day to complete the hike. Overnight in Paro

Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing (5 hrs drive) 

After the breakfast, drive back to Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing is also good for buying inexpensive Bhutanese souvenirs and agro products for your relatives back home. Prepare yourself to exit from Bhutan. Roadside Stops: Leg stretch break for having tea/coffee, using restroom and taking photographs at scenic places like waterfalls, landscapes, and villages. Kharbandi/ Rinchending Gompa (based on your interest)- Monastery is built by Royal Grandmother in 1967. It is located on a picturesque hill overlooking the whole Phuentsholing town and beyond Torsa River far into distant till the sight disappears into a mountain. The site serves as an idle place to take photos with the town and the mountains acting as a perfect background. Overnight in Phuentsholing

Day 07: Phuentsholing to Bagdogra/NJP – End of the Tour

Tour Cost & Hotel Details

Option 1 : ( 4 Star Hotels)

Tour cost is based on 3 Adults

Tour Cost : INR 55,000/-   PP*3  = 1,65,000 /- for 03 Adults +TCS

 Destination Hotel Room Category No of Nights

Hotel Bhutan Ga Me Ga/similar

Standard  02 Nights
Thimpu Hotel Ariya/similar Standard  01 Night

Zhing kham Resort/similar

Standard  01 Night

Tashi Namgay Resort/similar

Standard   02 Nights



1: The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category hotel.

2: Itinerary might be re-arrange as per hotel availability at the time of booking.

3: Rooms & Rates are subject to availability at the time of reservation and might change even on same day.


  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels (Base category twin rooms, unless specified)
  • Meal Plan (Only Set Menu): MAP.
  • Other transfers in Bhutan by: Brezza/Creta/Similar. (Non AC)
  • Service of  certified English speaking guide (Within Bhutan)
  • Bottled water during the tour
  • Govt SDF @ 1200 per person per night and other taxes applicable

Flight Details & Air fare

Airfare : INR 12,700 /- per person x 3 = 38,100/- for 3 Adults

Date Departure Arrival Airline Airfare
08th July Indore : 0700 Chennai : 0845 Indigo INR 6,500 /- PP
08th July Chennai : 1200 Bagdogra : 1430 Indigo
14th July Bagdogra : 1510 Chennai : 1740 Bhutan Air INR 6,200 /- PP
14th July Chennai : 2015 Indore : 2235 Indigo



  • Air Ticket / Train fare. 

  • The cost does not include anything not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Entry Fees for Museums and Monuments is not included in the cost and is payable directly
  •  Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.

  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges.

  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, should be is directly payable on the spot).

  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

  • Room Heater Charges

  • Insurance.

  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

 * Entry fees for the below mentioned points is INR 1000 per person per entry, except for Taktshang which is INR 2000 per person per entry

Rates and Tour Operations are subject to change with the change in  Government Regulations.

Entry to Taktshang, Tashichhodzong, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong, Punakha Dzong and Chhimi Lhakhang shall not be allowed to Tourists on the following days: 

  • 15th of 1st Month (Chotrul Duchen)
  • 10th day of 4th Month (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)  
  • 15th day of 4th Month (Saga Dawa Duchen/ Lord Buddha Parinirvana)
  • 4th Day of 6th Month (Chokor Duchen/ First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
  • 22nd day of 9th Month (Lha Bab duchen/ Descending day of Lord Buddha)
  • 10th day of 5th Month (Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche)


In case the above mentioned sights are mentioned in your itinerary and the day falls on any of the above days OR any of the sightseeing places are closed to tourists for any reason, we shall do other sightseeings in its place. The Above days are as per Bhutanese calendar


Please Note :-

  • Early check in would be subject to availability, for guaranteed early check in we need to book the room one day prior
  • The given Rates are as per 02 Passengers travelling together, rates will vary with increase or decrease of persons.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc.  (To be borne by the client, this is directly payable on the spot).
  •  We need Guest Name & Arrival / Departure details to process your booking.
  • The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category hotel
  • Itinerary might be re-arrange as per hotel availability at the time of booking
  • Rooms provided would be the base category of each hotels if not specified
  • Meals offered is assuming the guest would be having it in the same hotels where they stay & Any meals arranged outdoor OR any other restaurant en-route may attract additional charges
  • Meals would be served in a pre-designated area as per the hotel’s choice / convenience