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On arrival our Best India Trip representative will meet and transfer to Thimphu – the capital town of Bhutan. On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel. Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Tachogang Lhakhang, is located in Paro district, on the way to Thimphu. It was founded by Thankthong Gyelpo after he experienced a vision of Guru Rimpochhe, Amitaba and Avalokiteshvara near site. Changangkha Lakhang – was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Tashichho Dzong – is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel, after visit Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the “father of modern Bhutan.” He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many is a small natural preserve for the Takin Bhutan’s national animal. Simtokha Dzong also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Bhutanese language meaning: “Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras”) is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery & THE CENTENARY FARMER’S MARKET, Evening back to hotel, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. Located at an altitude of 3150 meter above sea level, Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. On arrival check in at hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha hotel.
After an early breakfast, we will be driving down to Trongsa. Admire the view en route the valley of Wangdiphodrang. The Chimi Lhakang or the Chimel Lhakang is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which was built to remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world. Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery -The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig chagtong chentong). Other statues include those of Guru Padmasambawa, Gautama Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The Avalokiteshvara statue, one of the biggest in the country, was the handiwork of entirely local Bhutanese artisans. The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns where, apart from religious trainings, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, after drive to Paro, visit The Jungshi Paper Factory – methods to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho. National Post Office, Bhutan has good and reliable postal services. Changlimithang Archery Ground, On weekends it’s worth checking to see if there’s an archery tournament going on at this ground near the Changlimithang Stadium: whether it’s traditional bamboo or high-tech carbon-fibre bows, the skill, camaraderie and good-humoured ribbing are always entertaining. Rimpung Dzong, The Paro Dzhong is probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzhong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan.
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.
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