Bhutan,  International

ROYAL BHUTAN

Introduction:

Bhutan officially the Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east and the Assam state of India in the south. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region’s second least populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.The independence of Bhutan has endured for centuries and it has never been colonized in its history. Situated on the ancient Silk Roadbetween Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism. Headed by a spiritual leader known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the territory was composed of many fiefdoms and governed as a Buddhist theocracy. Following a civil war in the 19th century, the House of Wangchuck reunited the country and established relations with the British Empire. Bhutan fostered a strategic partnership with India during the rise of Chinese communism and has a disputed border with the People’s Republic of China. In 2008, it transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy and held the first election to the National Assembly of Bhutan. The National Assembly of Bhutan is part of the bi-cameral parliament of the Bhutanese democracy.

Best Travelling places in Bhutan:

  • phuentsholing,jaigaon,thimpu,paro.

Best Travelling time in Bhutan:

  • October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour…

Tour programme:

1st Day-Welcome to Bhutan and Transfer to Thimphu/2 Hrs

Meet & greet guest on arrival at Paro airport  and as the flight enters  Paro ,when you look outside  you will get to see the Paro Dzong and also  Paro river, After completing  the immigration formalities at the airport , our representative will receive you  and will drive to Thimphu –The capital  of Bhutan   on the way you will get to see beautiful mountains and  Paro Chu(river) when  you drive to Thimphu ,When you reach Chojum  you also get to see Paro river and Thimphu river meeting together .On arrival at Thimphu  guest  can visit local market . Overnight hotel in Thimpu.

2nd Day-Thimphu local Sightseeing

The National Memorial Chorten: Built-in the memory of the third Druk Gyalpo (Head of Kingdom) of Bhutan, the National Memorial Chorten is devoted to World Peace. The Chorten popular amongst the localities for various major Buddhist religious festivals and it is one of the best places to see in Thimphu Bhutan..

 Buddha Dordenma Statue: Atop a hill in Thimphu, is a massive, golden Buddha sitting atop a gilded meditation hall. Hidden inside its has has 125,000 smaller Buddhas. This means that in Thimphu, there are more Buddha statues than this city’s population(100000) ,It is also known as Budda point.

Changangkha Lhakhang: In Thimphu there are many monasteries and temple that you will get to see and among them. Changangkha Lhakhang is one of the most religious structures . It was built in the 12th century and its one of the oldest Lhakhang located in Thimphu .Its also known as the wish fulfilling temple,from here you can see the amazing view of  Thimphu city

The motitang Takin Preserve: For animal lovers, Motithang Takin Preserve is one of the best places to visit in Thimphu. This attractive preserved area was built as a small zoo but later it was converted into an animal preserve center. Takin -The national animal of Bhutan,  lives in the Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu

The National Library:  It was established in the year 1967 and  has  famous collection of historic manuscripts ,photos and books .

Painting School: It is also known as Institute for Zorig Chusum here students are taught courses like traditional drawing,painting,carving and to develop skills in  arts and crafts.

Bhutan Textile Museum:  Bhutan Textile Museum offers amazing display of Bhutanese dresses and textiles ,It gives a clear picture of Bhutan history in terms of textile and traditional clothing.

The Clock Tower: Clock Tower Square is an example of a great architectural marvel. It is a tower with four clock faces, which makes it different from any other building or structure in Bhutan. One of the most popular places among visitors, people usually visit here in the evening to enjoy the beautiful paintings and carvings. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops near this tower, making it one of the most visited sites in the town.

Tashi Chho  Dzong: It is a monastery which is located next to bank of Wang Chhu River, It is also known as Thimphu Dzong.  Annual 3 days  Tsechu festival is also hosted every year at TashiChho Dzong. It was  Built in 1216 A.D. Overnight hotel in Thimpu.

3rd Day-Thimpu Punakha /2 Hrs

Dochula Pass: It is located between Thimphu and Punkaha which is around 3100 m high, here you can see scenic view of   the Eastern Himalayan . In Dochula Pass 108 stupas are build and in winters it is fully covered with snow which makes it very beautiful place.

Punakha Dzong: It is the most beautiful  Dzong located at in  two rivers named Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) in Punakha, Mo Chu is widely preferred for the first-timers, kids and elderly people. Upon visiting the Punakha Dzong, visitors will not only be mesmerised by the Bhutanese architectural marvel but will get an opportunity to explore the sacred history of this ancient place.

Punakha Suspension Bridge: One of the oldest suspension bridges in the world, Punakha Suspension Bridge in Bhutan was believed to be built by the Buddhist Monk, Thangtong Gyalpo.This ancient hanging bridge is draped with prayer flags all along and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and nature photography.This historical bridge is worldwide known for its picturesque appearance. Overnight hotel in Punakha.

4th Day-Punakha – Phobjikha Valley – Punakha

After breakfast , drive to Phobjikha Valley which is located at altitude of 3000 meters above the sea level here you will get rare endangered Black Necked Cranes. autumn and winter is the best time to visit this place  Overnight hotel in Punakha/Wangdue.

5th Day-Punakha – Paro /3 Hrs

Simtokha Dzong: This Dzong, was built in the year 1629 also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang  by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha Dzong was build in the 17th century and it is one of the oldest Dzong built  .An very important and oldest structure..

National Museum of Bhutan: An ancient watchtower that now displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armor, weaponry, and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collections represent the rich cultural traditions of the country.

Ta Dzong: Ta Dzong, once upon  a time was a  watchtower, built to protect  Rinpung Dzong in  war times ,it was built in 1649 ,In the year 1968 it was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum

Rinpung Dzong: Rinpung Dzong is also known as Paro Dzong and it was Built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , it is one of the best architecture.Rinpung Dzong has traditional Bhutnese architecture and it is the best tourist attraction point in Paro.

Drukgyal Dzong:  Drukgyal Dzong was a Buddhist Monastery. It is also translates as the ‘Victorious Fortress’. This is the place where several victories over marauding Tibetan invaders. It is considered the most beautiful and famous archaeological site in Bhutan

Paro Airport View:  This is one of the most stunning airports in the World and also the country’s first and only international airport. With a breathtaking view, this airport became a must-visit place in Paro.

Kyichu Lhakhang: It is also known as Kyerchu Buddhist Temple,Kyichu Lhakhang is a pilgrimage place as it is part of 108 temples which was built by the king ,it’s very old and very beautiful and most visited  monastery in Paro

Overnight stay hotel in Paro.

6th Day-Paro Sightseeing – Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery: Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site.  Taktsang monastery is also known as  “The Tiger’s Nest Monastery”. This temple clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the Paro Valley.Taktsang Lhakhang is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town at an altitude of 3.120 m. To reach the temple visitors must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this stunning heritage site. Overnight hotel in Paro.

7th Day-Departure

Cherish your memories After early breakfast, checkout  and transfer for Paro Airport with a sweet Bhutan Holiday memory and… Cherish ur memories forever……

 

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