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Bhutan is a small and peaceful country, situated in South Asia with landscapes largely dominated by the snow-clad Himalayas. It is landlocked on all sides by India, Tibet and China and has a wealth of scenic beauty which makes it stand out in the South Asian map. It is also the second least populous country in the region, making it a holiday-goers’ paradise.
Bhutan has a distinct cultural identity which can be seen throughout the country, through its spirituality, cuisine and its handicraft industry. When in Bhutan, you can experience all the above and much more. You can spend your days hiking up unspoilt mountain passes with herds of mountain goats grazing all around you.
You can also visit the tiny villages and hamlets and enjoy the warmth and welcoming nature of the locals. If you want to learn more about history, you can visit any of the several museums and libraries which have documented the various aspects of the country well.
When in Bhutan, don’t forget to sample the delectable cuisine which includes several soups, stews and dumplings for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Ema Datshi, rice wine or ara, cheese from yaks and butter tea are some of the popular local foods and beverages.
The Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata is a seven-day, six-night tour, from Kolkata to Bhutan. The tour covers several different locations throughout Bhutan and includes six nights of hotel accommodation in different cities. Along with the accommodations, you also get delicious, filling breakfast for every day of your stay. You will be spending two days in Thimphu, two days in Punakha and two days in Paro.
Also included in the packages tour are transfers from and to the airport. Not only the airport transfers, but you also get an AC vehicle to drive around in as you discover this mountainous country. As you spend your days experiencing the pastoral life, you will also be accompanied by an English-speaking guide who will explain the different aspects of the various sights as you visit them.
The package includes visits to many museums, temples, monasteries, libraries, stupas and statues whose entrance fees are also included in the package. The things that are excluded from the package are airport departure tax, lunches and dinners, all kinds of personal expenses including beverages, tips, telephone, laundry, insurance, etc.
Costs that might incur due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, flight cancellation, ill health and change in itinerary, etc. are also not covered in the package.
Why book this package?
The Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata has been created by giving equal importance to comfort and adventure. Although Bhutan is a peaceful and quiet country, your days in Bhutan will have no dull moment. The tour will cover some magnificent heritage buildings to give you a glimpse of the country’s architectural prowess along with covering natural landscapes and hikes to give you a taste its breathtaking natural beauty.
If you plan to travel from Kolkata to Bhutan, this is the tour to choose, with a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide and an AC vehicle to carry you around.
Meet our representatives at the airport in Paro
Proceed towards Thimphu which is 55 kilometres away
Checkin at our partner Thimphu hotel
Spend the rest of the day at your leisurely pace
Retire for the night at Thimphu
Enjoy a relaxed delicious breakfast at Thimphu
Head out towards Memorial Chorten and learn about its history
Visit the historic Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant
Visit the National Library of Bhutan and find out about the historical texts and manuscripts
Head towards the beautiful fortress cum temple of Changangkha Lhakhang
Visit the Buddha Point where you can photograph the large Buddha statue and pay your respects
Return to your hotel and retire for the night
After breakfast, start your journey towards Punakha which is 75 kilometres away from Thimphu
Visit Punakha Dzong, the second largest and second oldest Dzong in Bhutan, also known as the ‘Palace of Happiness’
Visit the 15th-century Chimi Lhakhang temple
Visit the Khamsum Yueling Monastery dedicated to world peace and look at its fine artworks
Stop over at the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang which is also a nunnery
Have breakfast at your Punakha hotel and visit the mesmerizing Wangduephodrang Dzong
Stop over at the largest Nyingma monastery called the Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa
Visit the scenic Phobjikha Valley with imposing views of the black mountain range
Visit the temple of Sha Radap
Stop over the small Rinchengang Village and observe some fantastic stone masonry
Take day excursions to the medieval villages of Gaselo and Nahee
After breakfast, hike up to the most-photographed site of Bhutan, Tiger Nest Monastery
Visit the historic Drukchoeding Temple which dates back to 1525
Head over to the Dumtse Lhakang Temple and learn about its enchanting history
After breakfast, head 3 hours west of Paro towards the Haa Valley
Enjoy panoramic views of two of the highest peaks of Bhutan
Visit the many temples and monasteries on your way
Head back to your hotel in Paro
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
Reach the Paro International Airport
Board your flight and return to Kolkata
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What is the best time to visit Bhutan?
Bhutan has something to offer no matter when you choose to visit. Depending on your preference, you can visit from October to November in the Autumn months when it is sunny with light snow at higher elevations.
If you want to visit in the dry, pre-monsoon season, you can opt for a visit from November to early March. The spring months are from March to May and the ideal time to see the valley in bloom.
Is there any pick-up and drop facility at the airport?
Yes, the Bhutan tour package from Kolkata includes pickup and drop facility from and to the Paro International Airport.
How many minimum persons are required to avail this package?
There is no minimum number of persons required to avail this package.
How to Reach Bhutan from Kolkata?
You can take a flight from Kolkata to Bhutan or a train from Kolkata.
Do I need a visa for Bhutan?
No, Indians do not need visa for Bhutan. Indian nationals are required to carry either a valid Indian passport having a validity of minimum 6 months or a voter identity card issued by the Election Commission of India.
Which are the best monasteries to visit in Bhutan?
Bhutan is home to some of the world’s most beautiful monasteries. Following is a list of some of the best:
- Taksang Monastery, Paro Valley: The monastery has a gold-plated dome and a mesmerizing cave temple
- Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery, Paro Valley: This is another popular religious monastery in Paro and is most frequented by elderly people
- Rinpung Dzong Monastery, Paro Valley: This monastery is heaped on a hill slope and its name when translated into English means ‘fortress of heaped jewels’
- Cheri Monastery, Thimphu: Built in 1620, this monastery is the main learning and retreat hub of southern Drukpa descent
- Tango Monastery, Thimphu: It is named after a horse-head shaped rock and is built on a meditation cave
- Memorial Chorten, Thimphu: This monastery is home to golden spires, bells, assembly halls, paintings and famous photographs
Which currency is used in Bhutan?
The currency used in Bhutan is called Bhutanese Ngultrum. When converted, one Bhutanese Ngultrum is equivalent to one Indian Rupee.
Which are some of the best sightseeing spots in Bhutan tour Package?
The best sightseeing spots in the Bhutan tour package from Kolkata are:
Khamsum Yueling Monastery
Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa
Tiger Nest Monastery
Dumtse Lhakang Temple
Which are the must-have cuisines of Bhutan?
The must-have foods of Bhutan are:
Ema Datshi (Chillies and Cheese)
Jasha Maroo or Maru (Spicy chicken)
Phaksha Paa (Pork with Red Chilies)
Suja (Bhutanese Butter Tea)
Ara (Traditional Alcoholic Beverage)
What are the best things to do in Bhutan?
The best things to do in Bhutan are:
Hike up the several trails throughout Bhutan
Visit the many temples and monasteries across Bhutan
Visit the national museums, libraries and galleries
Sample the local cuisine
Visit the many local medieval villages and hamlets
How to reach Kolkata to Bhutan by train?
You can take a direct train from Kolkata to Hasimara. The entire journey takes around 13 hours and 15 minutes.
What is the distance between Kolkata and Bhutan?
The distance from Kolkata to Bhutan is 1,040.2 km via the NH12.
Is there any direct flight from Kolkata to Bhutan?
Yes, there are direct flights from Kolkata to Bhutan (Paro).
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