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Bhutan is the land of happiness. Located in the Paro valley of Bhutan, the eponymous town of Paro is dotted with several historical sites. Paro is the perfect destination for anyone who prefers to spend time by themselves in the lap of nature, far from the madding crowd. The main street is adorned with colourful wooden shops, houses and restaurants. The Taktsang Palphug Monastery popularly known as Paro Taktsang is a Buddhist temple situated in the upper portion of the Paro Valley and is a beautiful monastery. Guru Padmasambhava, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, meditated here for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. You will be able to witness the famous dzong style of architecture if you visit Rinpung Dzong, which is an intricate wooden structure made of large beams that are held together without a single nail! The National Museum of Bhutan is actually a ‘ta dzong’ (meaning Watchtower) that was later renovated to host the museum. Shaped like a conch shell, the museum has an excellent collection of Buddhist thangkas. However, note that you will not be allowed to enter with a camera, but you can click pictures of the building and its surrounding areas.
Once you arrive at NJP Railway Station/ IXB Airport, head straight to Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing, a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian Plains, is the Gateway of Bhutan by road from India. On arrival, check in at the hotel and enjoy your overnight stay at Phuentsholing.
After breakfast, complete the immigration formalities. Then, pay a visit to Gumba Temple and head to Thimphu (7,710 ft.), the capital city of Bhutan. Once you arrive, check-in at the hotel. Stay overnight at Thimphu.
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is home to the Royal family. After breakfast, visit Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the king. Behold the captivating view of the Thimphu valley from BBS Tower. Also, visit National Memorial Chorten, which was built in 1974 in the memory of third King. Then, pay a visit to one of the oldest monasteries in the valley, Changangkha Monastery. If you are a nature and wildlife lover, then do not miss a visit to National Zoo, which is home to the national animal, Takin. Another must-visit place is National Library, which houses collections of holy scripts. In the evening, head to Buddha Point. Stay overnight at Thimphu.
Savour a delicious breakfast and head to Punakha/ Wangdue Phodrang, via Dochula Pass. Visit Chimi Lhakhang, the Temple of Fertility, which is built in 15th century. Also, visit Punakha Dzong. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. You can spend the evening at leisure. Stay overnight at Paro.
Visit Ta Dzong, which serves as the National Museum. Then, walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. The name Rinpung Dzong means the fortress of the heap of jewels. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Later, head to Drukgyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day, you can see Mount Jomolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314 meters. You can spend the evening at leisure. Enjoy your overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and head to Phuentsholing. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The evening can be spent exploring the market and nearby areas. Stay overnight at Phuentsholing.
Enjoy your breakfast and check out from the hotel. Head to NJP Railway Station/ IXB Airport for your return journey.