Bhutan Tour via Indian Border ( Siliguri, NJP)
Bhutan Tour via Phuntsholing for Indian Traveler – 6 Days & 5 Nights is designed for Indian Traveler who wishes to enter and exit Bhutan via Phuntsholing, border town to India. Bhutan Tour via Phuntsholing will take you through the mystical valleys of Bhutan while driving towards Thimphu (Hot to Moderate in summer). Experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich Buddhist culture.
You will be received by one of our Indian Transport unit either at Bagdora Airport, Hasimara or NJP Railway station and transfer you to hotel in Phuntsholing.
Phuntsholing - Thimphu
Guide and driver will meet you at hotel and proceed for the immigration formalities. Immigration formalities might take around 2 hours at the max and then drive towards Thimphu. You can have your lunch either at Wangkha or at your desired location.
After reaching Thimphu, check into hotel and evening you can stroll down the Thimphu city. Thimphu is the only city in the world where there is no traffic lights used till today. Its worth watching how and what traffic signals are used to minimize the traffic in Bhutan.
After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, this stupa is located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (1928-1972) popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan.
Afterwards visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). It holds one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet (51.5m), made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point.
Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’.
Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas.
Post lunch, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following : the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life.
Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoe Dzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices.
After breakfast drive to Paro. Its a hald day hike to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5 hours round trip walk). It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. The hike to the monastery makes a splendid half day excursion.
Then walk down the trail to visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”). Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.
Evening take a stroll around interesting city centre of Paro .
Paro - Phunthsoling
After breakfast drive to Phuntsholing. Evening you can stroll down one of the busiest city in Phuntsholing named Jaigoan.
Phunthsoling - Onward Destination
Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.