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Draupadi Menon

5.0

The tour was completely amazing,..everything was nicely arranged..the guide was well behaved and professional..would like to visit bhutan again.

Overview

Trip Location: Paro

About Bhutan:

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.

About  Bhutan Tour Package From Kolkata:

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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Paro

    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

  • Day 2 - Local sightseeing 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

  • Day 3 - Thimphu to Punakha and Wangduephodrang

    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

  • Day 4 - Punakha and Wangduephodrang

    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

  • Day 5 - Punakha to Paro

    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

  • Day 6 - Paro Sightseeing

    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

  • Day 7 - Depart from Paro

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    Reach the Paro International Airport

    Board your flight and return to Kolkata

Stay

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  • 6 Nights accommodation at hotels.

Meal

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  • Breakfast

Activity

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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Daily breakfast
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  • Accommodation at hotel
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  • Arrival / Departure transfers
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  • 2 nights in Thimpu
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  • 2 nights in Paro
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  • 2 nights in Punakha
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  • Entrance fee free for all the sightseeing places
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  • AC vehicle
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  • English speaking guide

Transport

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  • Shared Vehicle

Things To Carry

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  • Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
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  • Comfortable clothes for the duration of the tour
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  • Extra set of clothes
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  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
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  • Cap/hat
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  • Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
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  • Juice packs, Glucon-D etc.
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  • Personal medication (if any)
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  • Allergy medication (if any)
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  • Mosquito repellent cream
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  • A torch with new batteries (in case of emergency)
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  • You can carry energy food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, electrolyte drinks etc.)
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  • Camera (Optional)

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    The tour was completely amazing,..everything was nicely arranged..the guide was well behaved and professional..would like to visit bhutan again.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. How many minimum persons are required to avail this package?

      There is no minimum number of persons required to avail this package.

    4. How to Reach Bhutan from Kolkata?

      You can take a flight from Kolkata to Bhutan or a train from Kolkata.

    5. 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.

    6. 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

    7. 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.

    8. Which are some of the best sightseeing spots in Bhutan tour Package?

      The best sightseeing spots in the Bhutan tour package from Kolkata are:

      Simtokha Dzong
      Changangkha Lhakhang
      Buddha Point
      Punakha Dzong
      Chimi Lhakhang
      Khamsum Yueling Monastery
      Wangduephodrang Dzong
      Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa
      Phobjikha Valley
      Tiger Nest Monastery
      Drukchoeding Temple
      Dumtse Lhakang Temple

    9. Which are the must-have cuisines of Bhutan?

      The must-have foods of Bhutan are:

      Ema Datshi (Chillies and Cheese)
      Red Rice
      Jasha Maroo or Maru (Spicy chicken)
      Phaksha Paa (Pork with Red Chilies)
      Suja (Bhutanese Butter Tea)
      Ara (Traditional Alcoholic Beverage)
      Zow Shungo
      Jaju Soup
      Jasha Tshoem
      Khur-le
      Puta
      Momos
      Hoentay
      Khatem

    10. 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

    11. 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.

    12. What is the distance between Kolkata and Bhutan?

      The distance from Kolkata to Bhutan is 1,040.2 km via the NH12.

    13. Is there any direct flight from Kolkata to Bhutan?

      Yes, there are direct flights from Kolkata to Bhutan (Paro).

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