Bhutan shrouded behind the mystical aura and legends is the last Himalayan Kingdom. There are lot of places to visit in Bhutan. In Bhutan Holiday's 4 Nights and 5 Days Tour Package you will experience extraordinary journey of exploring the capital city of Thimphu and ancient town of Paro. Get the zest of indigenous culture and cuisine of Bhutan during your Bhutan Holidays in the Southern Bhutanese Border Town of Phuentsholing. Next we will take you to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Here we will visit the grandiose Trashichhoe Dzong, National Textile Museum, Memorial Chorten and witness the tallest statue of Sakyamuni Buddha above Kuensal Phodrang Nature Park. Later you will be transferred to Paro. This regal town is best known for the Cliffside Monastery Taktsang also known as the Tiger's Nest. All these destinations and activities in our 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan holiday Tour Package are carefully selected by Bhutan Holidays expert to let you get the best of Bhutan in 5 Days.
On arrival at Hasimara you will be greeted by our officials and then transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing/Jaigaon. Phuentsholing is a border town of southern Bhutan and Jaigaon is a border town of West Bengal, India situated just beside Phuentsholing. From Hasimara it is an overall 1hr journey to reach Phuentsholing/Jaigaon. Marking the province of Bhutan Region, the prominent attractions of Phuentsholing is the crocodile breeding centre of Amo Chhu and Bhutan Gate. Check into your hotel and freshen up. After making the Inner Line Permit you are free for the rest of the evening. Overnight Stay in Phuentsholing.
Bhutan Tour Package Special Tips - About Phuentsholing: In 1976 Amo Chhu crocodile breeding centre was built. It was started with only twelve crocodiles. Now Amo Chhu crocodile breeding also has been helping in the rising of tourism of Phuentsholing. Here tourists will find two species of crocodile, Gharials and Muggers. Both these species are listed under the list of critically endangered species by IUCN.
After an early morning breakfast, checkout from your hotel and start your 5-6hrs drive to your hotel in Thimphu. The capital city Thimphu is the only city of Bhutan which showcases the impeccable blend of past and present in its astounding architecture. The road leading towards Thimphu are carved on the rugged terrain through daunting hill. These roads are known for the pictorial landscape of dense conifer trees and scenic valley. Have lunch on the way to Thimphu. Check into your hotel and freshen up. In the evening you are free to rest in your hotel or you can take a stroll in the market area of Thimphu to taste the local Bhutanese delicacies. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Bhutan Tour Package Special Tips - About Thimphu: Thimphu was formerly known as Thimbu. Thimphu is situated on the bank of Thimphu Chhu. Later on this river will become Raidak after entering India. This city was established in 1955 and became capital of the land of the Thunder Dragon (Bhutan) in 1969 during the rule of 3rd Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Wake up early and after breakfast check out from your hotel and start your excursion in Thimphu. The first place to visit is the Memorial Chorten which was built to commemorate the memory of 3rd Drukpa Gyalpo. Memorial Chorten is situated in the heart of Thimphu. You will find many devotees near the chorten. Enjoy the serene ambiance for some time. Now we will proceed to Mothitang Takin Preserve. The preserve is the home of takin which is national animal of Bhutan. Morning is the best time to visit as takin comes near the fences to eat their food. This unique animal has hyped the interest of many animal lovers. Near takin Preserve there is the BBS Tower from where you will get a panoramic view of Thimphu City. Our next destination is National Textile Museum. Here you may learn to wear Gho and Kera while finding out the difference between royal dress and ordinary dress. Post lunch we will drive to the famous Thimphu Dzong situated along the river banks of Wang Chhu. Thimphu Dzong is also known as Trashichhoe Dzong with its grandiose architecture and ancient artefacts. After adorning the colourful Thangkhas and painting let us proceed to Kuensal Phodrang Nature Park to witness the magnificent statue of Sakyamuni Buddha also known as Buddha Dordenma, the Buddha View Point has become the iconic landmark of Thimphu. After the sightseeing is over we will proceed to Paro. The journey between Thimphu to Paro will take approx 2 hrs. Check in your hotel in Paro and rest for the night. Overnight stay at Paro.
Bhutan Tour Package Special Tips- About Takin: Takin is a unique animal. Takin's head resembles with a mountain goat and body of a cow. Takin was declared national animal of Bhutan on 25thNovember 2005. The legend behind this is an interesting one. In 15th century a Tibetan saint Drukpa Kunley popularly recognized as "The Divine Madman" is credited in creating this mystical animal. The Divine Madman was not only a religious preachers but he was also a proficient tantric. As per the legend, few Bhutanese people requested Drukpa Kunley during one of his religious lecture to do a miracle before them. The Divine Madman agreed to do so provided he was fed for the lunch a whole cow and a whole goat. Once the lunch was served, he devoured both the animals leaving only the bones. It is said then The Divine Madman took the head of the goat and fixed it in the skeleton of cow while uttering some mantra and right before the eyes of the bystander the mystical animal Takin was created. Till date Takin resides the hill side of Bhutan. Due to this magical creation with high religious connotation, Takin has been adopted as the national animal of Bhutan.
Complete your breakfast at the earliest and then we will start our Paro sightseeing. Paro is situated on the river banks of Mo Chhu and Pa Chhu. Paro is a scenically blessed town of Bhutan with many historical significant sites. Our first destination Taktsang Monastery is the most prominent attraction of Paro. It is a monastery built on the cliff. It takes two hour trek to reach Taktsang Monastery. You can either trek or ride on a pony. From Taktsang Monastery you will get the most outstanding view of Paro valley. Next we will take you to National Museum of Bhutan which is located in the Conch shaped building of Ta Dzong. Here, you can observe artefacts dating back to 2nd century and get an insight about the early Bhutanese era. After lunch we will drive you to Paro Dzong. Known as the Fortress on a Heap of Jewel, Paro Dzong is listed under the tentative sites of UNESCO. You can only walk in the courtyard of the Dzong since the main sanctum housing the Thondrol of Guru Rinpoche only opens during the annual Tsechu. After admiring the beauty of the purple jacaranda trees and shimmering water of Po Chhu and Mo Chhu return to your hotel. Overnight stay at Paro.
Bhutan Tour Package Special Tips - About Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang Palpung Monastery is also famously known as the Tiger's nest. This is a prominent sacred Buddhist site of Bhutan. 'Taktsang' is spelled in Tibetan as 'Stag Tshang' that means a "tiger's nest" or a "tiger's lair".According to a legend former wife of an emperor, known as Yeshe Tsogyal, willingly became a disciple of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambahva) in Tibet. She transformed herself into a tigress to carry the Guru on her back from Tibet Taktsang in Bhutan. In one of the caves here, the Guru then performed meditation. As per this legend the place came to be known as the "Tiger's Nest".
After an early morning breakfast, let us bid goodbye to Paro and proceed to Hasimara. It is an overall 6 hrs journey from Paro to Hasimara. Relish the beauty of the journey while bidding farewell to the mystical land of Bhutan. After covering the distance of 179 km you will reach Hasimara Railway Station and your 4 Nights and 5 Days Bhutan Holiday's Tour Package will come to an end.