Meet and Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB and transfer to Pheuntsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India, Pheuntsholing (also sometimes spelled Phuntsholing) is the second largest town in Bhutan (population around 40,000) and is located on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon.
Evening free. Overnight in Pheuntsholing.
Breakfast at the hotel. On 9 a.m onwards permit has to be obtained at Department of Immigration (Permit procedure may take times). After Permit, drive to Thimphu. On arrival at Thimphu check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing which includes National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), Chang Gangkha Monastery, Motithang Takin Preserve, Anim Dratsang (Nunnery). Evening return to the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
After permit (Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) check out and drive to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the highest mountains of Bhutan. After a photo break, drive to warm valley of Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong (timing from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
After breakfast drive to Paro (Alt. 2200 m/7,300 ft). On the way enjoy the view of Shaba River Point and Paro airport view.
Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Paro.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes Ta Dzong (National Museum) (open throughout the week except Govt. Holiday . Timing: from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m) - the first of its kind which has acollection from natural history to religious paintings and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (also known as Paro Dzong) which has a long and fascinating history.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing includes Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies.
Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Evening stroll at Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Return at hotel. Overnight at Paro.
After check out drive to Phuentsholing (Approx 178 km / 6-7 hrs drive). Transfer to Dooars in India (Approx 3 hrs drive). It's a famous Wild Life Sanctuary for one horned rhino and Indian elephant. Overnight at hotel / Resort.
In the morning you can enjoy Jeep safari (Optional - Own Cost) inside the grassland of Dooars to watch the great Indian Rhino in their natural habitat. Later drive to Bagdogra / NJP Station (2 hrs) to your onward journey. End of Tour.
Package Price: From Rs. 32,000 per person on double sharing basis.
Validity: Till 15th May 2023
Jeep safari is Optional.
Jeep safari is done by forest department approved jeep. The forest safari is to be arranged by the guests directly by paying additional amount to forest department. Our vehicle will not be allowed to enter the forest. Cost of forest safari is not included in this package. Safari is subject to availability. Resort can assist the tourist for safari once passenger check in.
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