Land of The Thunder Dragon

With the Himalayas on the east, bordered by mammoth nation

Surrounded by serenity, tranquillity and nature, Bhutan is truly a haven of beauty and simplicity. Ranked in the world, as the eighth happiest country in the world, it is indeed not a surprise how people manage to live stress free, happy lives here. Seated in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan is blessed with scenic beauty, lush green landscapes, and unique wildlife that are looked after dearly by the country and its citizens.

Bhutan is also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon and this is so, because of the violent storms that descend into the land from the Himalayas.

Thimphu Tsechu, one of the largest festivals of the capital, is held in honour of the Drukpa Buddhist saints, and is a festival which is celebrated in great galore and gusto. In the presence of His holiness Je Khenpo who is a monk and a civil servant, the locals gather in huge numbers to rejoice and remember the teachings in form of dance. While this is just the cultural side of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, in this trip we hope to explore the city’s historical and natural facets as well. Apart from Thimphu, Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan is also a must visit. With valleys of think vegetation and dense forest, one is sure to get hypnotised with the natural beauty of this place.

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5 Days
3 Places

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Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

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Day 01: Paro - Thimphu
On arrival at Paro, you will be greeted by a representative of the Memorable India group, after which you will be transferred to Thimphu. Home to the Bhutanese Royal family, the Judiciary and the Royal government, Thimphu is also famous for its picturesque landscapes. After we reach, we visit the Tashi Chho Dzong which is the secretariat building and houses the throne room of the Bhutan King. We stop for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Thimphu
We head to the BBS towers, to enjoy a bird’s eyes view of the exotic Thimphu valley. After this we visit the National Library, the Paper Factory and Memorial Chorten. We head to the School of Art and Craft, Zangthopelri Lhakang and handicraft emporium in the afternoon. After a long day, we retire for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha
Today we head to Punakha, the capital of Bhutan. En route we visit Simtokha Dzong and Dochula Pass, which is at a staggering 10,500 ft. above see level and offers a breath taking view. In the afternoon we visit the Punakha Dzong, which was once the seat of the King and Lamas. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Punakha - Paro
We head to Paro today, en route Wangdue Phodrang or the Wangdi Palace. This scenic palace is perched on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the Punak Chhu River giving it a dramatic look. The rest of the day is at leisure, with an overnight stay at the museum.

Day 05: Paro
Today you will be transferred to the airport, where we bid you adieu and a safe onward journey.


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