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24200 – Mr. R.M Kulkarni *  04 Adults 
Bhutan (6 Nights / 7 Days) Drive In & Fly Out
Phuentsholing 1N – Thimphu 2N – Wangdue / Punakha 1N – Paro 2N
Deluxe Package Cost INR 3,33,506
Is Bhutan, the 'World's Last Shangri-La', Worth the Hype—and the Price Tag?
6 April :Arrival in Bagdogra Airport to Phuentsholing (4 Hrs) Pickup from Bagdogra airport and leave for 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.
7 April: 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 time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding city by walk: If 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. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m
8 April: Thimphu Sightseeing 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. Zilukha Nunnery: Built more than half a century ago, Zilukha Nunnery is also known as Druthob Goemba. Housing around 60 nuns in its premises, a visit to the site energizes the soul because of its peaceful surroundings, which lures one’s mind to never leave the site. From here, the spectacular view of Tashichho Dzong can be captured in a camera to make for a beautiful photo album. 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
9 April   Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue 
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.) to view the higher Himalayas. The pass also has 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten which is believed brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings and which make the pass a must visit place. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.
10 April Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro 
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of  Paro: 2280 mts.)
After breakfast check out from hotel with bag & baggage’s and visit the Punakha Dzong – built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.  After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noon drive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
11 April: 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.

12 April: Paro – Kolkata – Pune

After the breakfast transfer to Paro Airport and Take a flight to Kolkata. Kolkata sightseeing.

full day Kolkata city tour. Eden Garden Stadium*, Akashbani Bhavan*, High Court*, GPO*, Writers Building*, Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, Jain Temple (optional), Town Hall (Kolkata Panaroma), St. Pauls Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial Hall. You can take a River Cruise on Ganges at your own cost.

(*Drive Pass)

Late Evening take a flight to Pune.

  Package Rates are per person in INR and details as below

Rates Per Person Deluxe
Per Person on twin/Double sharing basis X 04 Pax. INR 46,600 *04 – 1,86,400
Gst 5% INR 9,320
TCS 5% INR 9,786
Package Cost INR 2,05,506
Per person cost GST + TCS INR 51,376
Airfare INR 32,000* 4 – 1,28,000
Total Package cost INR 3,33,506
Food Included 06 Breakfast  & 06 Dinner
Taxi

Hiace bus/H1 for Bhutan part

Indian Innova for Bagdogra part

Hotel in Phuentsholing – 1Nights – 6th April

Hotel Meto Pema /similar

Hotels in Thimpu – 2 Night – 7th April

Hotel Nordenma / similar

Hotels in Punakha / Wangdue- 1 Night – 9th April

Hotel Pema Karpo/ Hotel Lobesa/ similar

Hotels in Paro – 2 Nights – 10th April

Hotel Khamsum /similar

About Vehicle:

All the vehicles provided, unless otherwise specified will be Non-A/C Vehicles. Supplement Charges will be applicable for A/C vehicles.

  Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. – 02 Rooms

  • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).

  •  Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.

  •  All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

  •  Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).

  •  Sustainable Development fee” (SDF)

  • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

  Excludes

  •   Air Fare/ Train fare.

  • Lunch
  •  Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.

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

  • Entrance Fees

  •  Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which 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.

  • GST, TCS & Travel Insurance.

  •  Anything which is not include in the inclusion.

Permit for Bhutan:

Indian nationals do not require visa to travel in Bhutan. Only a valid passport or Voter Id card are the valid documents for obtaining entry permit.

Advance Online Permits

If you are traveling with an Indian Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure from Bhutan), you can avail advance online permits by sending us clear colour scanned passport copy. It should reach us before 10 working days. We shall not be responsible for any rejections or similar issues in regards to the permits due to improper documents or delay in arrival of documents.  

 

NOTE:

Ø The above-mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.

Ø The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals from 01st Mar 2024 to 31st May 2024 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season).

Ø We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services.

Presently Available airfare is 32,000 * 4 per person – 1,28,000-  ( Economy Fares )

Date Flight Departure Arrival Fare
06 April Indigo Pune/ 02:00 Delhi / 04:15 32,000/- Per Person Fare
06 April Indigo Delhi / 07:30 Bagdogra / 09:35
12 April Bhutan  Air Paro/ 10:35 Kolkata / 11:15
12 April Indigo Kolkata / 21:05 Pune/ 23:35

Guest List

  1. Mr. Ravindra Madhukar Kulkarni – 30/06/1957 – Passport Valid till April 2028
  2. Mrs. Jyoti Ravindra Kulkarni- 08/06/1964 – Passport Valid till April 2028
  3. Mr. Sanjay Madhukar Patil – 07/12/1967 – Passport Valid till Dec 2027
  4. Mrs. Anjali Sanjay Patil – 23/08/1969 – Passport Valid till Oct 2027

Payment Details (For total Amount of INR 3,33,506 )

  • Advance 40,000 cash received on 7th Feb 2024
  • till 9th Feb 1,00,000
  • till 15th Feb 60,000
  • Balance 1,33,506 around 7th March

Air ticket cancellation Policy 

  • Within 4 days fully non refundable
  • Within 05 to 10 days 25% refundable
  • Within 11 to 15 days 50% refundable
  • Booking date to 16 Days Prior to travel 70%

Package cancellation Policy 

  • Less than 72 Hours non refundable
  • 72 Hours – 6 Days 60% Cancellation will be charged
  • 7-29 Days 40% Cancellation will be charged
  • 30 Days and Above 25% Cancellation will be charged

Option 1 – Working till 6th Feb

24200 – Mr. R.M Kulkarni *  04 Adults 
Bhutan (6 Nights / 7 Days) Drive In & Fly Out
Phuentsholing 1N – Thimphu 2N – Wangdue / Punakha 1N – Paro 2N
Deluxe Package Cost INR 3,33,506 Premium Package Cost INR INR INR 3,96,569
Is Bhutan, the 'World's Last Shangri-La', Worth the Hype—and the Price Tag?
6 April :Arrival in Bagdogra Airport to Phuentsholing (4 Hrs)

Pickup from Bagdogra airport and leave for 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.

7 April: 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 time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding city by walk: If 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. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

8 April: Thimphu Sightseeing

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. Zilukha Nunnery: Built more than half a century ago, Zilukha Nunnery is also known as Druthob Goemba. Housing around 60 nuns in its premises, a visit to the site energizes the soul because of its peaceful surroundings, which lures one’s mind to never leave the site. From here, the spectacular view of Tashichho Dzong can be captured in a camera to make for a beautiful photo album. 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

9 April   Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue 
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.) to view the higher Himalayas. The pass also has 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten which is believed brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings and which make the pass a must visit place. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.
10 April Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro 
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of  Paro: 2280 mts.)
After breakfast check out from hotel with bag & baggage’s and visit the Punakha Dzong – built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.  After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noon drive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
11 April: Paro SightseeingThis 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.
12 April: Paro – Kolkata – PuneAfter the breakfast transfer to Paro Airport and Take a flight to Kolkata. Kolkata sightseeing.

full day Kolkata city tour. Eden Garden Stadium*, Akashbani Bhavan*, High Court*, GPO*, Writers Building*, Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, Jain Temple (optional), Town Hall (Kolkata Panaroma), St. Pauls Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial Hall. You can take a River Cruise on Ganges at your own cost.

(*Drive Pass)

Late Evening take a flight to Pune.

  Package Rates are per person in INR and details as below

Rates Per Person Deluxe Premium
Per Person on twin/Double sharing basis X 04 Pax. INR 46,600 *04 – 1,86,400 INR 60,900 *04 – 2,43,600
Gst 5% INR 9,320 INR 12,180
TCS 5% INR 9,786 INR 12,789
Package Cost INR 2,05,506 INR 2,68,569
Per person cost GST + TCS INR 51,376 INR 67,142
Airfare INR 32,000* 4 – 1,28,000
Total Package cost INR 3,33,506 INR 3,96,569
Food Included 07 Breakfast  & 07 Dinner 07 Breakfast  & 07 Dinner
Taxi

Hiace bus/H1 for Bhutan part

Indian Innova for Bagdogra part

Hotel in Phuentsholing – 1Nights

Hotel Meto Pema /similar

Bhutan Ga Me Ga /similar

Hotels in Thimpu – 2 Night

Hotel Nordenma / similar

Terma Linca Resort and Spa / similar
Hotels in Punakha / Wangdue- 1 Night

Hotel Lobesa/ similar

RKPO Green Resort / similar
Hotels in Paro – 2 Nights

Hotel Khamsum /similar

Tashi Namgay Resort/ Similar

About Vehicle:

All the vehicles provided, unless otherwise specified will be Non-A/C Vehicles. Supplement Charges will be applicable for A/C vehicles.

  Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. – 02 Rooms

  • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).

  •  Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.

  •  All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

  •  Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).

  •  Sustainable Development fee” (SDF)

  • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

  Excludes

  •   Air Fare/ Train fare.

  • Lunch
  •  Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.

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

  • Entrance Fees

  •  Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which 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.

  • GST, TCS & Travel Insurance.

  •  Anything which is not include in the inclusion.

Permit for Bhutan:

Indian nationals do not require visa to travel in Bhutan. Only a valid passport or Voter Id card are the valid documents for obtaining entry permit.

Advance Online Permits

If you are traveling with an Indian Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure from Bhutan), you can avail advance online permits by sending us clear colour scanned passport copy. It should reach us before 10 working days. We shall not be responsible for any rejections or similar issues in regards to the permits due to improper documents or delay in arrival of documents.  

 

NOTE:

Ø The above-mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.

Ø The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals from 01st Mar 2024 to 31st May 2024 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season).

Ø We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services.

Presently Available airfare is 32,000 * 4 per person – 1,28,000-  ( Economy Fares )

Date Flight Departure Arrival Fare
06 April Indigo Pune/ 02:00 Delhi / 04:15 32,000/- Per Person Fare
06 April Indigo Delhi / 07:30 Bagdogra / 09:35
12 April Druk Air Paro/ 07:10 Kolkata / 08:00
12 April Indigo Kolkata / 21:05 Pune/ 23:35

Guest List

  1. Mr. Ravindra Madhukar Kulkarni – 30/06/1957 – Passport Valid till April 2028
  2. Mrs. Jyoti Ravindra Kulkarni- 08/06/1964 – Passport Valid till April 2028
  3. Mr. Sanjay Madhukar Patil – 07/12/1967 – Passport Valid till Dec 2027
  4. Mrs. Anjali Sanjay Patil – 23/08/1969 – Passport Valid till Oct 2027