India Bhutan Culture Tour Package
Tour Highlights
Covered Places: Delhi - Jaipur Agra - Phuentsholing - Thimphu - Punakha Paro
Duration: 12 Nights / 13 days

Day 01 : Arrival India.
Arrive Delhi and after immigrations and customs you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Start your tour of Delhi from the Red Fort a symbol of India's Freedom struggle, constructed by Shah Jahan and served as a royal residence in the Mughal time. Further take a stroll or Riksha drive to roam inside the largest wholesale market of Asia - Chandani Chowk. Further drive to India Gate and also visit the President House. Continue your tour to Lakshmi Narayan Temple and know about the ancient religion of India. In the evening visit the Qutub Minar complex which host not only the highest stone tower (72.4 meter) but also many pre-Mughal era architecture and monuments of Slave Dynasty. Return to your hotel and overnight.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur (274 km).
Drive from Delhi to Jaipur, the beautiful city of hospitable culture and which keeps a lot of valour of Rajput. On arrival checkin to hotel and in the evening visit the Hawa Mahal and street market near it. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning start your royal tour to Amer Fort, you can choose to enter in the fort on elephant or on a Jeep. Amer fort is the greatest fort in Rajasthan with beautiful architecture and its location on the hill give it a natural defence. Further on visit the Jaipur observatory and City Palace. In the evening visit the Galtaji Temple dedicated to the Sun God. You can have a view of lots of monkey in the premises. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur -Agra
Agra. Morning drive from Jaipur to Agra. One way visit Abhaneri village and later on proceed to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost city supposed to be capital of Mughal Empire but abandoned 14 years later. Arrival in Agra, checkin to hotel and overnight.

Day 06 : Agra Delhi
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Famous monument Taj Mahal. A true legend of love standing still in the present time and shining as bright as before. The affectionate love is purely depicted in the architecture of Taj Mahal and undoubtedly it is going to leave its imprint on your memory. Later on proceed to visit the Agra Fort which has helped Agra to serve as a capital of Mughal Empire for a long time. Take the newly open Yamuna Expressway to reach Delhi in 3 hours only. Checkin and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07: Delhi - Arrive Phuentsholing
On arrival in Phuentsholing, met by our representative followed by check-in and installation. Overnight Hotel Namgay or similar, Phuentsholing.

Day 08 : Phuentsholing Thimphu (180 km, 6 hours)
Morning proceed to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. 4 km ahead of Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Gompa, beautiful monastery situated in garden of tropical plants and flowers. Overnight Hotel Phuntsho Pelri / Hotel Wangchuk or similar, Thimphu.
Day 09 : Thimphu
Morning drive to BBS Tower for fascinating view of Thimphu valley and later visit Mini zoo, Anim Dratshang (nunnery), National Library, Handmade Paper factory & Memorial Chorten (stupa). Afternoon, as the time permits, visit to School of Arts & Crafts, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Zangtho Pelri Lhakahng (lhakhang = temple) and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight Hotel Phuntsho Pelri / Hotel Wangchuk or similar, Thimphu.

Day 10 : Thimphu Punakha (75 km, 2.1/2 hours)
Morning drive to Punakha taking a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Punakha Dozng and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Evening free in fascinating Punakha valley. Overnight Hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha.
DAY 11: Punakha Wangduephodrang Paro (145 km, 5 hours)
Morning drive to Wangduephodrang town visiting Dzong and local market. Later drive to Paro. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for religious and cultural studies. Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro.

Day 12 : Paro
Morning visit Drukgyel Dzong (dzong = fortress/monastery), the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. On a clear day, there is splendid view of Mt. Chomolhari from the approach road to this Dzong. Later visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, the fortress which has a long and fascinating history. Evening visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro.

Day 13 : Depart Paro
Morning transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

 

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