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Home > India Tour Packages > The Land Of Thunder Dragon
The Land Of Thunder Dragon
Duration : 06 Nights & 07 Days
Destination : Paro – Thimphu – Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Paro

Day 01 : Arrive Paro – Thimphu
Today morning on arrival at Paro, our company representative shall meet you and greet you. Later drive towards the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. En-route pay your visit to the 17th century Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627 a school for Buddhist studies nearby Thimpu. On arrival at Thimphu, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Today your evening is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Thimpu.

Day 02 : Thimphu Sightseeing

Today morning we set out on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Firstly pay you visit to Tashichho Dzong on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat building which houses the throne room of his Majesty, the King of Bhutan. Next to the Dzong is Bhutan's only golf course, a nine hole circuit that is far more picturesque than its testing. There after visit King’s Memorial Chorten. It is a stupa which was built in 1974 in the memory of late Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, third king of Bhutan. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into the Buddhist philosophy. The Thangka painting school, in the heart of Thimphu is worth visiting. Later also visit the National Library to see the rare and precious collection of Buddhism and the handicraft emporium. Overnight stay is in Thimphu.

Day 03 : Thimphu – Punakha
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel continue your drive towards Punakha, built between two rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung and served as the winter residence of the central monk body. On the way, short halt at Dochula Pass. The view over the Himalayan panoply at Dorchula Pass at 10,500 feet is one of the most spectacular in all Bhutan. Later on arrival at Punakha, Check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure to stroll around the town. Overnight stay is in Punakha.

Day 04 : Punakha sightseeing – excursion to Wangduephodrang - Paro

Today morning after having lavish breakfast in hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong which houses sacred artifacts and embalmed body of Shabdrung. Later in the day we continue on our excusion to Wangduephodrang which is the last town on the central highway before entering central Bhutan. A visit to the Dzong, is the town's most visible feature, which played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. Later after sightseeing, drive back to Paro. On arrival at Paro, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay is in Paro.

Day 05 : Paro Sightseeing
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel proceedtowards the sightseeing tour of Paro. Visit the perfectly symmetrical Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Thereafter visit National Museum of Bhutan which was established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building. Its rich holdings of various creative traditions and disciplines, represent a remarkable blend of the past with the present. Later in afternoon, you will be taken for an excusrion tour to the burnt ruins of Drugyel Dzong which is located 18 kms on the upper part of Paro. It was from this monastery that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th Century. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Paro.

Day 06 : Trek to the Tiger’s Nest
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel, enjoy trekking to the world famous Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest), is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliff side of the upper Paro valley and perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of more than 800 metres. The monastery is only accessible on foot or you can take a pony ride which can be arranged by your guide on request. The return walk takes about five hours. From the parking area it is a two hour walk, mostly through coniferous forest, up a steep path to the view point from where there are spectacular views of the monastery. Later after sightseeing return to hotel. Evening is free at leisure to stroll around the local markets of Paro. Overnight stay is in Paro.

Day 07 : Paro Depart
Today morning on time transfer to the airport to connect your onward bound flight.