Most scenic places in Bhutan: 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 Delhi
Since Bhutan is easier to travel from India, Bhutan Tour Package from Delhi and other metro cities of India includes round trips in flights from India to Bhutan and back to India, stay at luxurious accommodations and trips to the places of interest. You can opt for any of these packages to explore the country and make memories of a lifetime.
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 in 3* hand - picked hotels.
- Return Flight from Delhi to Paro (Bhutan). Packages from other locations also available.
- 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,Arrival and drive Paro to Thimphu: (65Kms)
- Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. You will be greeted by your guide upon arrival at Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu, check in hotel. After while followed by sightseeing in Thimphu:-
- National memorial Chorten (2Kms): This was built in 1974 in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Throughout the day people circum ambulate the chorten, whirl the large red prayer wheels and pray at a small shrine inside the gate. Like the early birds, old aged people go early morning till the dawn to circumambulate and pray the whole day and the students pass by and do around 3 rounds before they leave for their schools. People often go there or whenever they get the time they go there and their stressful mind gets relaxed, because the moment you step your feet inside the gate you feel so peace and becomes more peaceful when you hear the rings of bells.
- Buddha Statue-L8Kms)one of the world largest Buddha statue built on top of the Kuensel Phodrang 51m tall over looking on the top of the Thimphu town. People over call it as a Buddha Point. The best part is when you reach up there you can see the whole Thimphu town, if you get a chance to go up there at night you could see the street lights on and through that street lights we could see Thimphu town in a crown shape of our King, and It’s really beautiful that you can’t get your eyes off.
- ThimphuDzong: (5Kms) The largest Dzong, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan and Je-khenpo (Head about of Religious) namely TrashiChhoeDzong. It was not the original ThimphuDzong; in 1216 Lama GyalwaLhanangpa built a blue stone dzong (dho-nyendzong) and few years later Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo took over the dzong. In 1641 Zhabdrung acquired the dzong from the descendants of Lama Phajo and renamed it as TrashiChhoeDzong (Fortress of glorious religion).
- Overnight stay in Thimpu
Day-2,Thimphu Sightseeing Tours:
- Changangkha Lhakhang: Visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, it was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their new born or blessings for their young children from the protector deities “Tendin
- Takin Zoo: (9Kms): Takin is national animal of Bhutan and it’s still preserved in a large fenced area and its mini zoo in the capital city. It is worthwhile taking the time to see these odd looking mammals, which look like a bit of a cross between a gnu and a bison. Best time to see them is early morning when they gather near the fence to feed. Just short distance can view whole Thimphu city area from Sangay Gang, a BBS tower area.
- National Institute of Zorig Chusum (2Kms): After breakfast, visit to this institute commonly known as painting schools, students specializes in painting (furniture, Thangkas-painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls),embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making(clay).
- Folk heritage museum: 200M: It is restored three-storey, rammed-earth and timber building replicates a traditional farmhouse, furnished as it would have been about a century ago, this almost –living museum is included in the admission and provides an interesting glimpse into traditional Bhutanese life. It also includes traditional noodle press, leopard skin bags and yak haired hats.
- National Library: 200M: It was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts. It is a fine example of traditional Bhutanese Architecture and also a good resource for books about Bhutan. Most of the books are of Tibetan-style, printed or written on long strips of handmade paper. Other displays include some great historic photos, a copy of letter sent from Druk Desi(secular ruler).
- Bhutan Post Visit: (2Kms): The modern postal network in Bhutan started in 1962 with the opening of the first post office in Phuentsholing. In the same year, two post offices were established in Thimphu and Paro. This opened the country to the world beyond. Gross National Happiness, which gave the country an international face, came much later. The world then knew Bhutan as the land of beautiful stamps. Bhutan became a member of the Universal Postal Union in 1969. Fourteen years later, in 1983, Bhutan became a member of the Asian Pacific Postal Union.
- Overnight stay in Thimpu
Day 3, Thimphu to Punakha 2-3hrs. (74Kms)
- After a good breakfast drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.
- Dochula Pass - (3140m) : The 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan AshiDorjiWangmoWangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the souls lost. From here we can view beautiful Bhutan Himalaya snow & mountain. At the same time can visit Druk WangyelLhakhang, inside can see images of fourth king battling rebels in the Jungle, monks with laptops and Druk airplane, alongside a modern history of the kingdom.
- Chimi Lhakhang:(3Kms): On a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina is the yellow-roofed ChimiLhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama DrukpaKinley in his honor after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochula with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. A wooden effigy of the Lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a Wang (blessings) from the saint.]
- Punakha Dzong: (11Kms): Built and served as the capital and seat of government until Thimphu was promoted to the top job in the mid-1950s. Guru Rinpoche foretold the construction of Punakhadzong, predicting that ‘a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant’. When Zhabdrung visited Punakha he chose the tip of the trunk of the sleeping elephant at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu as a place to build a dzong
- Overnight stay in Punakha
Day-4, Punakha to Paro (4hrs)
- It will be an early morning drive back to Paro. Before reaching you will then halt at Dochula Pass and have a last glimpse of the beautiful peaks and stupas.
- Ta- Dzong: After lunch visit to Paro Ta-dzong, Built as a watchtower the Ta Dzong; it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangka, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
- Paro Dzong- 3Kms: Also known as Rinpung Dzong,this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzongkhag. The correct name of the dzong is Rinchenpungdzong but in short people call it Rinpungdzong meaning ‘fortress on a heap of jewels’. The dzong survived the 1897 earthquake but was severely damaged by fire in 1907. It was formerly the meeting hall for National Assembly both for monastic body as well as for the district government.
- Kyichu Lhakhang:
- Later, we visit Kyichu temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built by King Songtsen Gyempo of Tibet in 659AD. Legend has it that it is one of the 108 temples that the King built within a year around the Himalayan region.
- Overnight stay in Paro
Day 5, Hiking to Paro Taktsang:
- A visit to Bhutan is incomplete without going to Paro Taktshang (Tiger’s Lair), one of the most sanctified and sacred temples in Bhutan.Our journey to the Lair will begin after half an hour drive to the base of the temple. It is a five hour round trip along an old trail, with prayer flags fluttering. Taktshang is not just a sacred place, but an architectural wonder. Perched some 1000 meters on a hill overlooking a valley, it is believed that the great Indian Saint and Buddhist Master, Guru Padma Sambhava flew on a tigress in a wrathful form to this place in 746 AD, to subdue evil forces who were obstructing the spread of Buddhism. The trek, which will take about five hours (up and down) is an unforgettable one and promises every visitor an enthralling experience.
- If time permits, you could take a leisurely walk through Paro town in the evening.
- Overnight stay in Paro
Day 06: Departure from Paro
- After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro international Airport for your flight out of Bhutan. Safe Flight:
- Tashi Delek!