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Bhutan in nutshell


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O R I E N T A T I O N

No. of Days :  6 days

Destinations covered: Paro - Thimpu - Punakha 

 

 
DAY 1 - Paro
Welcome to the land of thunder dragon : You are received on arrival at Paro airport and driven to your hotel.  No pre-planned activities for the day. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
DAY 2 - Paro
A historic valley: After breakfast  you set out for a full day sightseeing in and around Paro covering Paro National Museum to look at an impressive collection of thangkas & statues;  Druk-ul-dzong (a 17th century sentinel fortress); Taktshang Monastery that is perched precariously on a cliff 900 m above the floor of Paro Valley; & Kitchu Monastery.  Overnight at hotel.


DAY 3 - Paro > Thimpu (65 Km / 2 Hrs)
Youthful & exhuberant Capital of Bhutan : After breakfast you  go for the sightseeing that  covers Dechenphodrang Monastery and Thimpu Chorten. You also see Trashichodzong better known as fortress of the glorious religion. It houses the throne room of the king, the national assembly & other Govt. departments etc. Overnight at the hotel.


DAY 4 - Thimpu > Punakha (77 Km/ 2.5 Hrs) > Thimpu
Erstwhile Capital of Bhutan : After breakfast full day excursion trip to Punakha and back. Punakha is a sub-tropical valley where food grains, vegetables and fruits grow in abundance. Overnight in Hotel at Thimpu.
 
DAY 5 - Thimpu > Paro (65 Km / 2 Hrs)
Go Shopping : After breakfast you can go for shopping. The Centenary Farmer’s Market is a colorful market chock-a-block with local produce and handicrafts. Another option is to visit the textile museum. Later drive to Paro where you make an overnight stay.
 
DAY 6 - Paro
Tour ends : After breakfast  you are transfered  to Paro airport for your onward journey.
 
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Taktshang monastery (Tiger's Nest) at Paro, Bhutan
Chorten at Thimpu, Bhutan
Dzong at Punakha, Bhutan

highlights of the tour, Ashoka Holidays
  • The program covers Bhutan in nutshell

  • Bhutan's architecture - Monasteries & chortens

  • Picture postcard scenery

  • Rich culture and heritage of the hermit kingdom

 
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