Best places to visit in Bhutan via road trip: 2020-21
The only country whose 72% of land area is still covered by forests and lush greeneries, Bhutan is a tourists paradise for its scenic beauty, forests, Buddhist culture, and monasteries. This place is also a favorite destination of newly wedded couples and nature lovers who want to explore the calm and quiet regions of the country amidst the lap of nature. Regarded as the last Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan is the place you will not want to miss at any instant.
Bhutan Tour Packages from Bagdogra via land:
Want to experience the best of Bhutan on road. This is the itinerary you should follow.
Places to Visit
1. Thimpu: The capital of Bhutan, Thimpu is located in the lap of the Himalayas and from here you can witness the emerald forests or the beauty of the Chuu river. You can also experience the Bhutanese culture, heritage, and tradition if you visit Thimpu. Visiting the Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten, Dechencholing Palace, Clock Tower Square or the Motihan takin Preserve will amaze you. Thimphu also offers an exciting nightlife and an ample number of restaurants and bars which you can visit for pleasure.
2. Paro: This place is the home to the only international airport in the country. Famous for its scenic beauty and clean air, Paro attracts tourists from all through the global Choeding, National Museum etc.
3. Punakha: This place is famous for rafting in two of the most famous rivers of Bhutan, Chhus-Mo, and Pho. Visiting the picturesque fortress of Punakha Dzong situated beside the two rivers will amaze you. In Punakha, you can visit famous places like Chimi Lhakhang, Namgyal Chorten, Limbhukha etc or experience the masked dances during the religious festival of Punakha named Punakha Tshechu.
4. Trongsa: This place has some eye-catching scenic beauty and is well connected to roads like Bumthang, Gelephu, and Punakha. The Trongsa Dzong is a well-known monastery located above a valley having red roofs. Apart from visiting places here, you can also walk around and explore the shops here having beautiful decorations with potted plants.
5. Jakar: Located at the foothills of the Chokhor Valley, Jakar is a famous trading center of Bhutan. The famous Jakar Dzong, located in Bumthang, is the largest Dzong in the country. Apart from this, tourists can also visit the Wangdicholing Palace, Bumthang breweries, Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba etc. Most of the people from Delhi include these places in their Bhutan tour packages from Delhi.
6. Phobjikha: This glacial valley surrounding the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, is a home to the spectacular black-necked cranes and is a land of many festivities in Bhutan like the Tsechu festival and the Crane festival. You can also experience the picturesque view of the valleys, lakes, fields, pastures here or witness animals like the barking deer, wild boars, Himalayan black bears, sambars, leopards etc in the Jigme Singye National Park. Exploring places like Gangte Goemba, Nyelung Dechenling, Khewang Lhakhang, Kumbhu Lhakhang will also amaze and excite you.
7. Wangdue Phodrang: This is a serene town in Bhutan which is known for its unique products made with bamboo and stone carvings. The meeting point of rivers like the Punakha Chhu and Tnag Chhu, this place contains pastures and beautiful valleys. Some important tourists places of the region are Radak Neykhang, Archery Ground, Army training center, Dzong gate etc. You can customise the choice of places in our Bhutan tour packages from India
8. Jigme Dorji National Park: This is one of the biggest national parks in the world which stretches across the districts of Paro, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang. This park is the perfect blend of agriculture and animal husbandry consisting of a diverse variety of flora and fauna. Home to numerous mammals and endangered species you can witness various animals here like clouded leopard, snow leopard, Bengal tiger, Himalayan Blue sheep, black musk deer, sambar, serow, barking deer and various species of birds. This national park also contains the national animal, flower, bird, and tree of Bhutan namely Takin, Blue Poppy, Raven and Cypress respectively all in the same place.
9. Trekking in Mt. Jomolhari: This is one of the most accessed trekking routes in Bhutan which allow the travelers to experience the scenic beauty of the emerald forests and the diverse flora, fauna, virgin forests, and monks offering prayers.
Bhutan Tour Packages from Delhi allows you to experience the splendid scenic beauty of the place with round trips from Delhi to Bhutan and back to Delhi. Experiencing this wonderful journey will be a once in a lifetime experience for nature lovers and the country with its beautiful natural view will mesmerize every traveler who visits it.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation for 5 nights in 3* hand - picked hotels.
- 5 breakfasts at the hotel.
- Sightseeing,entrances and tickets as per itinerary.
- Bhutan Permits.
- Bottled water during tours.
- Private vehicle for entire program from start to end.
- Services of an expert English - Speaking Guide.
- Travel insurance.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program.
- Visa (Bhutan visa is free)
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
- Tips & personal expenses.
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.
- Travel is planned in a manner that you will be able to soak in the spirit of the place, cover all attractions and relax too.
- From sightseeing to transfers, we have taken care of everything so all you need to is ENJOY.
- Best price guarantee – Despite of maximum inclusions, we are offering you the tour at a significant discount
- All hotels have been carefully selected to be near the City centre, so that you can enjoy long romantic walks at leisure.
Day - 1 : Road journey from Bagdogra to Phuntsholing
Pick up by an Indian car from the Bagdogra airport and drive to Phuntsholing (Bhutan border) about 5 hours and drop you in Phuntsholing. Keep your passports and other documents ready to apply for the entry permit clearance. Our guide will come to your hotel to collect your passports so that we can save time with the entry permit process tomorrow when you can have a leisurely breakfast while we process your entry permit.
Overnight stay in Phuntsholing.
Day - 2 : Phuntsholing to Thimphu / Thimpu Sightseeing:
After the breakfast and entry permit clearance, we will drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu, about 5 hours from the warmer climes of the south up to the foothills of the Himalayas. Take an evening stroll around town and soak in the atmosphere of this magical capital with its busy shops and bazaars and photogenic citizens in national dress.
Overnight stay in Thimpu.
Day - 3, Thimphu Sightseeing:
After breakfast, we will visit the weekly market, the revered Memorial Chorten, the National Library and visit Changangkha temple, perched on the hilltop overlooking the town. Devotees flock throughout the day to circumambulate and turn the prayer wheels. The temple also contains beautiful wall paintings and hundreds of religious scriptures written in gold. In the afternoon you can take in more of the sights and culture of the capital, with the option of a trip to Simtokha Dzong (one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, dating from 1629 AD). If you prefer to stay closer to town you could visit the huge statue of Buddha Dordenma, which commands a tremendous view of Thimphu valley. The huge 3-storey throne holds several chapels and the body itself is filled with 125,000 smaller statues of Buddha. Browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum or visit the Folk Heritage Museum. You may also like to visit the newly opened postal museum, detailing the history of Bhutan’s postal system and showcasing Bhutan’s rich assortment of interesting stamps. Visit Tashichho Dzong, built in 1641, which housed the original National Assembly and is now home to Government offices, the throne room and offices of the King. Tell your guide what takes your interest.
Overnight stay in Thimpu.
Day - 4, Thimpu to Paro:
This morning post breakfast, drive back to Paro, you can visit the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. You can also visit the National Museum. This was previously housed in the Ta Dzong (watch tower) built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war, in an unusual circular construction resembling a conch shell. Unfortunately, an earthquake in September 2011 damaged the Ta Dzong and the contents of the museum were moved to a neighbouring building. You can still see a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artefacts – costumes, religious paintings, arms, textiles and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps. The National Museum is due to reopen in the Ta Dzong in 2018. Explore Paro town and visit handicraft shops to purchase some souvenirs for your trip.
Overnight stay in Paro.
Day - 5 : Paro to Phuntsholling:
After breakfast drive back to Phuntsholing. A drive of approximately 5 hours from Paro to Phuntsholing. On the way from Paro, you can view the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different styles of stupas. Drive further through Chapcha, take a glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent waterfall before Gedu town.
Overnight stay in Phuntsholling.
Day - 6: Departure from Paro
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bagdogra. Carry home wonderful memories of your trip.