Bhutan Honeymoon Tour
Price : 27,999/-Per Person
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations : BAGDOGRA – PHUENTSHOLING - THIMPHU - PUNAKHA - PARO - SILIGURI
BAGDOGRA – PHUENTSHOLING - THIMPHU
Meet and greet at Bagdogra airport and start for Phuntosholing. Check in to Hotel at Phuntosholing and Process formalities for Immigration Documents. This day you can visit to the great Tashi Market at Phuntosholing. Night stay at Phuntosholing.
THIMPHU – Post Breakfast report to Immigration office at sharp 9:30 AM. After obtaining the permit you will be transferred to Thimphu via Gedu and Chukha. On the way sightseeing and stop over for Photo Shoot at Chukha and Gedu..(Overnight stay at Thimphu hotel).
Early Morning after breakfast, you will be taken for full day sightseeing to the worth sightseeing places around Thimphu like Buddha Point, Memorial Chorten, National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Tashicho Dzong, Handicrafts Shops, Takin Preserve, BBS Tower, Changlimthang Stadium. (Overnight stay at Thimphu the hotel).
THIMPHU – DROCHULA PASS - PUNAKHA
Early this morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to PUNAKHA via sight seen place like Dochula Pass. (On the way to Punakha).In the evening you can visit local market and enjoy the Silence and darkness of the valley. (overnight stay at PUNAKHA).
PUNAKHA - PARO
This morning, after breakfast transfer to Paro. head for a full day sightseeing to the worth sightseeing places around Paro like Taktshang (Tiger Nest) , Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), Drukgyel Dzong, Ta-Dzong (National Museum of Bhutan) & Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening back to Hotel. (Overnight Stay at PARO hotel).
PARO – CHELELA PASS (HAA VALLEY) – PARO
This morning, after breakfast you will be taken to the Chelela pass (Snow Valley) .Evening back to Hotel. (Overnight Stay at Paro hotel).
PARO – SILIGURI
This morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Siliguri Via Phuntoshiling. Check in to Siliguri Hotel and afternoon free to visit the famous Hongkong Bazar. Evening free for leisure.
SILIGURI - BAGDOGRA
Post breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport at 11 AM.
• Transfer from Bagdogra to Phuntoshiling and Phuntoshiling to Bagdogra / Siliguri by private Car.
* Siliguri Hotel to Bagdogra Airport drop by private Car.
• Bhutan Tour by Private Car .
• Hotel at Paro, Thinphu and Punakha and Siliguri ( Meal Plan EP)
• 01 Double bed Rooms with King Size Bed will be provided for comfortable stay.
• Toll taxes, fuels and driver expenses (Driver Food and stay)
• All Tour PRIVATE BASIS.
• BST (Bhutan sale tax and services)
• Bhutan Entry processing charges
• All Tour Permit ; Chelela Pass Snow Valley and Drochula Pass entry permit
• Driver stay and Food
• All traveler entry fees and camera fees at the monuments and attractions.
• Personal expenses such a Mineral water, drinks, phone calls, laundry charges tipping etc.
• Travel Insurance.
• Any service not specified in the inclusions paid extra to Bhutan associates on spot.
• Flower Decoration & other Special services for Honeymoon.
MAJOR SIGHTSEEING PLACES:
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the largest town in Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 2400 metres . All Government headquarters and centre for trade are located here. The following are the places of tourist attraction in Thimphu:
1. TASHICHHO DZONG: Meaning “fortress of the glorious religion”. was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. It is one of the largest dzongs in Bhutan. The Dzong houses the throne room and office of His Majesty and is the seat of government and religious affairs in the kingdom. The northern portion of the dzong has the summer residence of the central monastic body and His Holiness the Je Khenpo (chief abot). It is open to visitors only during the Thimphu Tsechu (held in autumn) and during winter when the monk body moves to Punakha.
2. NATIONAL MEMORIAL CHORTEN: This monument was built in 1974 in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It was originally the idea of Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck to erect a monument for world peace and prosperity, but could not be done due to his untimely death. So after his death, it was built to in his memory and to serve as a monument for world peace.
3. NATIONAL LIBRARY: The National Library was established in the late 1960s and it houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature mostly in block-printed format and some works are several hundred years old. There is also a small collection of books in English on the ground floor mainly on Buddhism, Bhutan, the Himalayan region and neighboring countries.
4. INSTITUTE FOR ZORIG CHUSUM: Commonly known as the Painting School is an institute established primarily to preserve and promote Bhutan’s unique artistic tradition which played a vital role in moulding its distinct heritage. The Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and on a visit one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.
5. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE: The Institute was established in 1967 as a center for indigenous medicines and practice. In olden times, people primarily relied on the indigenous medicines to cure their illness. The Institute also serves as a training school for traditional medicine practitioners.
The complex is closed to visitors due to considerations of hygiene, but one can still walk around and view it from the outside.
6.CHANGANGKHA LHAKHANG: This temple is one of the oldest in the Thimphu and was built in the 12th century by Nyima the son of Phajo Drugom, the founder of Drukpa school of Buddhism in Bhutan. The temple is highly revered by the Bhutanese especially because new born babies are normally brought here to seek blessings from the deity.
7.TAKIN PRESERVE : The Takinis the national animal of Bhutan.
8. BBS TOWER : View point of Thimphu Town.
9.FOLK HERITAGE MUSEUM & THE TEXTILE MUSEUM: These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life and is a ‘must see’ when in Thimphu.
PARO It lies in Western Bhutan at an elevation of 2280 m. As the only airport is located here, it is the gateway into this mystical kingdom. The main tourist attractions in Paro are:
1. TAKTSHANG: or “Tiger’s Nest” is one of the most famous places to visit in Bhutan and one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. It is perched on a steep granite cliff at 2950 metres overlooking northern paro valley. The place is especially venerated because of its association with Guru Rimpoche and is believed that more merit is gained if we meditate even for a minute in Tasktshang than many months in other places. The main temple was built in 1692 and the temple was badly damaged by fire several times with the most recent one being in 1998.
2. RINPUNG DZONG: or “the fortress of the heap of jewels” was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to defend the Paro valley from Tibetan invasion and presently it serves as central monastic and administrative seat of the district of Paro. It is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. It is different for other Dzongs in Bhutan as it is in a square and the “utse” (central tower) is surrounded by the outer structure. The dzong houses one of the most sacred “Thongdrol” (meaning religious banner) about 20 sq. metres and is displayed only once a year during the Paro Tshechu (annual festival). The third king of Bhutan was crowned in this dzong.
3. NYA-MEY ZAM: or “the bridge with no fish” is the bridge that connects Paro town to the dzong. It is one of the finest specimens in Bhutan and locals believe that if one sees a fish in the river, it is an ill omen. The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969.
4. TA DZONG: Strategically located on a hill above the dzong and built in 1649 is the Ta Dzong. “Ta”means to see/watch and “dzong” means fortress. This monument served as a watch tower to the Paro Dzong. There is said to be an underground tunnel that leads to the water supply below. The structure was converted to the National Musuem in 1968. Ta Dzong holds a fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts and a small natural history collection.
5. DRUKGYEL DZONG: “fortress of the victorious Drukpas” was built in 1649 to celebrate Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan invasions . What stands a mere tourist spot today was once western Bhutan’s most strategic fort from which many Tibetan invasions were repulsed. Under the leadership of Zhabdrung, Bhutanese fought 12 battles with the Tibetans in different places with one being in this particular place. It was destroyed by fire in 1951, and the towering outer walls and central tower still remains an imposing sight. On a clear day, there is a splendid view of Mt. Chomolhari from the approach road to this place.
6. KYICHU LHAKHANG: Consists of twin temples and the older one is one of the 108 temples built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. This temple is deeply venerated for its antiquity and the role it plays in Bhutan History. The construction of this temple and Jampa Lhakhang in Bumthang marked Bhutan for the first time on Buddhist map. The temple contains one of the most sacred statues of the Country – the jowo which is the image of Buddha at 8years and is similar to the one which is present in the Jokhang temple in the Potola Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
1.DOCHULA PASS : 108 chorten/stupa was constructed in 2004 by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate the Bhutan’s victory over the Terriost.
2.PUNAKHA DZONG : Built strategically at the junction of Pho chu and Mo chhu rivers in 1637.It is the second oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan and of its most Majestic structures.
3.IRON SUSPENSION BRIDGE : Punakha suspension Is known for the 2nd longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. The bridge is perfect for those who wish to get their heart pumping with excitement.