BHUTAN

 

On the roof of the world, shoe horned into the grant ! Himalayan, Bhutan, the thinder Dragon, is a fiercely independent kingdom. With an area slightly larger than Switzerland there are only about 600,000 people. The name appears to derive from the ancient Indian term ‘Bhotanta” Which means the end of land of the Bhots, it could also extend from the Sanskrit word Bhu’uttan or highland.

 

The Kingdom lies east of Nepal and west of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Located in the Heart of the high Himalayan mountain range. Bhutan is a land-locked country surrounded by mountains in north and west. The rugged east, visited by few western travelers, the high Himalayan in the northern steppes separates the Kingdom from Tibet.

 

Spring is the most beautiful time of the year  in the kingdom. The fierce cold that characterized the winter months tends to subside towards the end of February (around Bhutanese New Year, Lhosan. At the height of spring the end of March, the whole kingdom comes to life with the spectacular flaming red, pink and white of Rhododendron blossom.

 

Isolated form the outside world till the 1960s, Bhutan manages to retain all the charm of the old world. Like timeless images from the past, the traveler encounters the fully glory of this ancient land through its strategic monastic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flag which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which are abundant in the dense forest, fomy white waterfalls which are like the real showers, and warm smiles of its friendly people. Each moment is special as one discovers a country which the people have chosen to preserve in its magical purity.

 

 

 "Land of Thunder", Bhutan :

Day 01: Drive from Gangtok / Siliguri to Phuntsholing , Bhutan . Overnight at Lhaki Hotel.

 

Day 02: .Departure for Thimphu after breakfast (179 kms). Halt at River View Hotel

 

Day 03:Full day sight seeing around Thimpu Capital Town

 

Day 04: Tour proceeds to Wangdue Phodrang. Halt at Khichu Resort.


Day 05:Sight seeing around Wangdue Phodrang.

Day 06: Departure for Paro after breakfast. Sight seeing in the evening to observe culture, & tradition of Bhutan . Halt at Khichu Resort.

Day 07:Morning ~ Holy visit to Taktsang Monastery by trek, followed by sight seeing around the Dzongs and Monasteries.

Day 08:Departure for Phuntsholing by road and halt at Hotel Lhaki.

Day 09: Departure for Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri (3-4 hours drive)


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