|DURATION||8 Night/ 9 Days|
Inclusions : • Return Trainfare in 3 Tier AC (ex. Sealdah) • Deluxe Accomodation in Phuentsholling, Thimphu, Punakha & Paro • Daily Breakfast & Dinner in Hotels. • Toyota Coaster Mini Coach for the entire tour (ex. Hashimara) • Bhutan Govt. Approved Guide for the entire tour. • Permit Charges. Exclusions : • Any Meals during Train Journey. • Any Meals unless specified • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic) • Personal Expences. • Porter Charges (if any) • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions. • GST
Board your train (Kanchankanya Exp) from Sealdah Station at 8.30 PM. Overnight journey in train.
Welcome on arrival at Hashimara & transfer to Phuentsholling (Bhutan). Overnight at Phuentsholling.
After issue of permits transfer to Thimpu. Thimphu is spectacularly scenic. Magnificent monasteries and stupas in the valleys and mountain tops. Experience the "Last Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom" on Earth and take precious memories back home. Overnight Thimphu.
Purchase world's most beautiful postage stamps, collector's items and postcards at face value from general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank. Visit Arts and crafts school where one can see young children at work. Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practiced. Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa (Chorten) that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism. Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase some beautiful writing sets from the factory. Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan. Drive up to view point and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley. Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used as bed covers or wall decoration, jewelleries and many more. Overnight Thimphu.
Morning, drive to Punakha Valley. Afternoon, sightseeing in and around Punakha and Wangdi Towns including visits to the Dzongs (Fortress). Punakha was the old capital of Bhutan and it is still the winter residence of Central Monastic Body. Punakha Dzong is the most Magnificent and Largest Dzong in Bhutan located beautifully in between the two largest rivers of Bhutan. Overnight at Punakha.
After Breakfast, start your journey back towards Paro with some nature sightseeing en-route. After lunch, continue your journey towards Paro for Overnight
Morning, hike to Taktsang Monastery view point. Taktsang, meaning "Tiger's nest," is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava/Second Buddha) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the view point opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. One can also continue the hike and visit the Monastery. After lunch drive from Paro to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass is spectacularly scenic. If the weather is clear, you can see clear view of snow capped Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake as well as other BhutaneseHimalayan Peaks. You can also encounter some wind animals and pheasants on the road. Haa Valley is very unique and totally different from other places in Bhutan. Return to Paro for Overnight.
After breakfast transfer to Hashimara Railway Station enrouting Phuentsholling for boarding train (kanchankanya Exp) at 4.30 PM for your return journey to Kolkata. Overnight journey in train.
Reaching Sealdah Station at around 8.00 AM. Tour Ends with lovely memories.
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