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SA11: 8 Days Kolkata - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Kolkata, Airport pick-up
This Bhutan tour package from Kolkata starts upon your arrival in Kolkata. After meeting our local representative outside the customs, a private airport-hotel transfer will take you to get accommodated at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you at leisure.

Accommodation: Lalit Great Eastern (4 stars)

Day 2: Kolkata highlights tour with Victoria Memorial
In the morning, we will set out this Bhutan package from Kolkata to the Jain Temple, a resplendent temple garden dedicated to Parasvanath. You will then be guided to the Victoria Memorial, which is reputed as the most beautiful architecture in Kolkata for its white palatial appearance. Currently, the lakeside memorial has been a wonderful place for local couples to go on an engagement. Later, the Museum and Art Gallery will conclude the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lalit Great Eastern (4 stars)

  • Victoria Memorial
    Beautiful buildings of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata
Day 3: Fly to Paro, Transfer to Thimphu for sightseeing
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Paro. Upon your landing, our local guide will pick you up and transfer you to Thimphu. Before arriving at the capital city, we will make a stop at the Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge to enjoy the charming surroundings. Then, the landmark National Memorial Chorten and the biggest Buddha Dordenma Statue will await you. Afterwards, we will go to see the national treasure at Motithang Takin Preserve, and pay a visit to Zilukha Nunnery. At the end of the day, we will tour the richly ornamented building named Tashichho Dzong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling (3 stars) or similar

  • Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge
    Neautiful scenery arond Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge
  • National Memorial Chorten
    National Memorial Chorten - world's largest round stupa
Day 4: Thimphu full day tour with Tango Monastery
After breakfast, a private car ride will take you to the Tango Monastery as the beginning of today's Bhutan tour from Kolkata. Later, we can have fun with local children in a Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School. The Folk Heritage Museum and National Library will be visited as well, and we can not only catch the folk cultural relics of Bhutanese, but also see a lot of fine works of Buddhism. After that, we will see the traditional paper making process from a local factory.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling (3 stars) or similar

Day 5: Private drive from Thimphu to Punakha with stopover at Dochula Pass
Today, our Bhutan trip from Kolkata will take you to Punakha, and the Dochula Pass with graceful natural landscape, and the magnificent 108 grand stupas can be met en route. In Punakha, a pleasant trekking will take you to find the temple Chimmi Lhakhang, and there the idyllic scenes of terraced fields and tranquilness of the villages are worth seeing. After visiting the riverside Punakha Dzong surrounded by rolling hills, we will go to the Suspension Bridge for a look.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lobesa Lodge (3 stars) or similar

  • Punakha Dzong
    A glimpse of spectacular natural scenery in Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha Dzong
    Monks in Punakha Dzong
Day 6: Drive back to Paro, Paro sightseeing tour with Kyichu Lhakhang
Today's Bhutan holiday packages from Kolkata will extend to Paro in the morning. After alighting from the vehicle in Rinpung Dzong, our guide will accompany you to tour the representative Buddhist temple - Rinpung Dzong. Then, you will glut your eyes with the exhibition of 3,000 artworks of Thangka, musical instruments, ancient scriptures, in the 6-layered Ta Dzong. Finally, we will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang before returning to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort (3 stars) or similar

Day 7: Paro highlights tour with hiking to Taktsang
After breakfast, a morning excursion to the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), the highlight of this Bhutan tour itinerary from Kolkata will be arranged. As the country's most sacred Buddhist temple, Taktsang is perched along the cliffs at the height of 900 meters (295,3 feet) within the beautiful Paro Valley, looking like a fierce tiger inhabiting in its nest besides steep precipice. Standing at the mountain summit in Taktsang, you can overlook the pretty views of the golden rice fields, verdant forest of pine and cypress, as well as scattered dwellings in rural village. When finishing the hiking to Taktsang, you will be taken to shoot a glance at the in Ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and Aum Chencho Farm House.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort (3 stars) or similar

  • Tiger's Nest
    Tiger's Nest located in the cliffside of the upper Paro Valley
Day 8: Departurefrom Paro, Airport see-off
Today marks the end of our 8 days Bhutan tour package from Kolkata. After checking out of the hotel, you will be chauffeured to the airport to catch your homeward flight. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Kolkata - Paro.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Kolkata and out Paro.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Visa fees.
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  • Shirley Martinez from AustraliaPosted on September 12, 2019
    When I saw the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, I couldn’t help but say “WOW”... Its white palatial appearance added more splendor to the whole building. The temples and natural landscapes in Bhutan were also fascinating!
    Climbing the Tiger's Nest was an exciting and challenging activity because of its high altitude. It was nice that the guide accompanied us all the way and we didn’t need to worry about anything!
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  • Olusegun from USAPosted on July 28, 2019
    Most of Bhutan’s attractions were Buddhist buildings. They looked holy and spectacular! Our hotels were not very advanced, but it was clean. The service attitude of the staff was very enthusiastic and friendly. Meals were also acceptable. Here I would like to express my special appreciation to the travel consultant Doris. The trip went so well because of her. She was prompt and helpful with my questions and gave me a lot of good advice. Thank you very much!
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