Arrival Bagdogra Airport/ Hasimara station, Departure Bagdogra
Day 1 : Pickup and transfer to Thimphu & Night stay
On arrival at Hasimara Station, or Airport, you will be received by our executive, who will be waiting outside for receiving you and proceeding for Phuentsholing, through the lush green as well as most beautiful Tea garden in Dooars . On arrival at Phuentsholing, The most rapidly growing town in Bhutan,On reaching Phuentsholing, we will complete the immigration formalities and then drive to Thimphu.
Day 2 : Full day Thimphu Sightseeing – Night Stay
After having done with your breakfast, we will start our day with a local sightseeing and night stay.
National Memorial Chorten : It is continuously circumambulated by the faithful, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“The Father of Modern Bhutan”) who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.
- Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. It once belonged to one of the affluent family. Government has converted the house into museum in 2001 in Thimphu providing visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipments.
- National Library: With extensive collection of Buddhist literature mostly block-printed format, the library contains works of several hundred years old literary treasures of Bhutan. It also has a small collection of foreign books. The library has texts relevant to Mahayana Buddhism and a rich collection of lithographs from whence scriptures and prayer flags were printed in the old days. The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient dzongkha and Tibetan texts. This library building was built in 2001.The world’s biggest published book is also in this library. Bhutan, the book weighs 68 kilograms and is over two meters tall.
National Textile Museum: National Textile Museum which was opened in June 2001 is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living of national art of weaving. Changing exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. The small shop features work from the renowned weaving centre in Lhuntshe Dzongkhag, in north-eastern Bhutan.
- Changangkha Lhakhang: Situated on a small hill overlooking the Thimphu valley the monastery was built in the 13thcentury by Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo. Children born in Thimphu are taken to this temple because it is considered the spiritual home of the children born in Chang valley.Names such as Tandin Sonam are given from this temple to new born babies taken for blessings from the protector deity Tamdrin.The central statue in the temple is Avaloketesvara, Buddha of compassion, in his manifestation with 11 heads, a thousand hands and eyes; it is built with bronze and plated with gold.
- Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world.
- Takin Preserve: The Preserve houses the Takin is Unique, endanger species is found in Bhutan, Nepal, China and Bhutan has chosen it as a national animal due to its significance in religion and cultural history.
Day 3 : Drive to Paro – Night Stay
After having done with your breakfast we will proceed towards Paro and night stay.
- Taktshang Monastery: (Tiger Nest) is located at top of about 800 meter cliff in Paro. It takes slightly more than an hour and a half to reach the monastery on foot from the nearest road point. Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth Druk Desi Tenzin Rabgye started to construct monastery and finally completed after three years in 1694.
‘’ Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang ‘’ says one Tourist,indeed its true as a journey there feel you with spritiual blis.
- Jangsarbu Lhakang: it is Located behind Paro Dzong .This small looking centre is home for the magnificent statues of Sakyamuni Buddha that was carried all the way from Lhasa and also the house of the protector deity of Paro. Legend has it that the statue of Sakyamuni was design for Paro Dzong and merely place for temple for overnight safe and keeping. However when the time came to move statue it proved impossible to lift ,As as result it became the permanent feature of Lhakang.
Day 4 : Full day Paro Sight Seeing – Night Stay
After having done with your breakfast we will start our day with doing beautiful sightseeing of Paro.
- Paro Dzong: Built in the year 1644, is also known as Fortress on a Heap of Jewels. This fort was basically the defense against several invasions by Tibet. What can be seen here include its beautiful courtyard, central tower, rich carved wood painted in gold and black; monastic quarters and the picturesque river which flows from west bank.
- Kyichu Lhakhang: It was built sometimes in mid 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalayas. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
- Drukgyel dzong: Drukgyal Dzong was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). Accounts differ on the founder of Drukgyal Dzong. It is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watch towers can be seen of what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north.