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Welcome at Calcutta airport. Assistance on arrival & transfer to Hotel.

» Overnight at the hotel.

» Transfer to airport for flight to Paro. Arrive Paro and transfer to Hotel.

» Overnight at the hotel.

Day3: PARO

» After breakfast in the hotel, drive to visit; Ta Dzong, once a fortfied Watch tower, it has been serving as the National Museum of the kingdom since 1967. The Museum holds vast collection of ancient Buddhist treasures, artifacts and Bhutan 's exquisite postage stamps.

» Then walk down the trail to visit, Rinpung Dzong, meaning "fortress of the heap of Jewels". Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (Spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan ) the Dzong has a long and fascinating history. It now houses Paro Monastic School and office of the civil administration.

» After lunch, drive north of Paro valley to visit Drukgyel Dzong, (Dzong = fortress cum monastery), the ruined fortress which once defended Paro valley from Tibetan invasion. This Dzong built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal commemorates early military victories.

» This Dzong has gutted by an accidental fire in 1951, the ruins as stands today are still interesting. On a clear day, there is commanding view of Mount. Chomolhari from the village nestled below the Dzong.

» Then visit to a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse which offers deep insight into lifestyle of local people.

» While driving towards the Paro valley, visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan , dating from the introduction of buddhism in Bhutan , in the 7th century.



» An early breakfast at the hotel . After that proceed toThimphu by surface. The road leads through the paro Valley to the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers (Chuzom). Three different style of stupas adorn the confluence. Continuing driving, the narrow, rock lines section of the road opens up as Thimphu approaches. Simtokha Dzong may be seen on the leftside which is one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom.

» Arrive Thimphu and check into the hotel.

» Overnight at the hotel



» Thimphu , the capital town of Bhutan , lies at an elevation of 2,300 meters in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu ( Thimphu river). Once a rustic village, Thimphu today has population of more than 34,000 people. The town maintains strong national character in its architectural style and its a lively place.

» After breakfast Move for sight seeing.Visit Tashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and later reconstructed in 1961 in traditional Bhutanese style, without nails or architectural plans. Tashichhodzong houses main secretariat building and also it is the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.

» Visit National library; a treasury of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, painting School; where young monks learn the art of painting Buddhist thangkhas, Traditional Medicine Institute; where centuries old healing art such as acupuncture and herbal medicines are still practiced.

» After lunch, visit memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan 's Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a rare insight into Buddhist philosophy.

» Then visit to Handicrafts Emporium and local shops. Here you can buy textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate, wood carvings, jewellery and interesting items made from local materials.




» After breakfast, drive to Phuntsholing. Enroute visit the Kamji Monastery, Kharbandi Gompa. Reach Phuntsholing and check into Hotel.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.


» After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong. Reach Kalimpong and check into Hotel. After sight seeing of Kalimpong visit Tharpa Choling Monastery, Deolo view point, Bhutanese Monastery and a flower nursery.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.


» After breakfast, drive to Gangtok passing through Teesta Valley Tea Estate. Reach Gangtok and check into Hotel.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.



» After breakfast, full day sight seeing of Gangtok includes; Enchey Monastery, Government Institute of Cottage Industries, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do-drul Chorten and the Rumtke Monastery.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.


» After breakfast, drive to Darjeeling . On arrival check into your hotel.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.

» After breakfast, full day sight seeing of Darjeeling, which includes, early morning sunrise view from Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Tibetan refugee self help centre.

» Dinner and overnight at hotel.

» After breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra airport for flight to Calcutta . On arrival in Calcutta transfer to city centre for Dinner and wash and change (on direct payment basis) before transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward journey.

» An additional night can be envisaged in Calcutta by paying supplement separately depending on the international flight connection.
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