The below was our itinerary when we visited Bhutan: 1st Day: Pickup from IXB (Bagdogra) and Transfer to Phuentsholing (Immigration Formalities) Night Stay. 2nd Day: Phuentsholing to Thimphu, Evening Stroll Market and Night Stay.
3rd Day: Thimphu Full Day Sightseeing.
4th Day: Thimphu to Punakha, Sightseeing and Back to Thimphu and Night Stay
5th Day: Thimphu to Paro, Local Sightseeing and Night Stay
6th Day: Paro Full Day Sightseeing and Night Stay.
7th Day: Paro to Phuentsholing and Night Stay
8th Day: Drop to Airport (IXB) We planned it via a travel agency.
Thimphu - The capital. You cannot avoid going to Thimphu in any case. Go and see Thimphu Dzong, Football Stadium, BBS Towers, Budha Point, Motithang town, Norling Complex. Where to stay - Too many options. Choose one keeping your budget in mind. Hotel 89 - Cheap
Hotel Galinkha/jhumolahri/Druk - Mid-High Hotel Taj Tashi - High Time to travel - 7 hrs from Phuentsholing Paro - Undoubtedly, the most famous tourist spot in Bhutan. Go and see, Paro Dzong, Paro Museum, Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. Watching planes take off and land at Paro Airport is a delight. Where to stay - Too many options. Choose one keeping your budget in mind Time to travel - 30 mins from Thimphu Punakha - This place used to be the Capital of Bhutan before Thimphu was named the capital. The Dzong(Administrative Building) of Bhutan is one of the most famous Dzongs of Bhutan. Go and see, Talo Temple, Lady Lama Monastery, Mo-chu and Po-Chu Rivers. Where to stay - Choose one in Khuruthang(a small town near Punakha Dzong) or many luxury accommodation options available along the river bank. Time to travel - 2 hrs from Thimphu Wangdue-Phodrang - This is the largest Dzongkhag(district) of Bhutan and very well developed as well. You can easily find accommodation in Bajothang(Bajo Town) on the bank of Punatsangchhu River. Wangdue Dzong was burnt in a mishap and its renovation and reconstruction is under way. It is a beautiful place. I had my house in Bajothang. Go and see Wangdue Dzong, Phobjika Valley(Gangtey Monastery), Punatsangchhu-I and II Hydro Electric projects(major dams that the Indian Government is building there), Chimmi Lakhang(a temple). Where to stay - Hotel Tashi Gatshel(Cheap and good) Time to travel - 2.5 hrs from Thimphu Boomthang - I’ve only been to Boomthang once and my trip was short and work related, hence, not much information. But, it takes around 6 hours to reach Boomthang from Wangdue-Phodrang. Add the travel time from Thimphu to Wangdue if you wish to go directly. Alternatively, you can take a 40 min flight from Paro to Boomthang. Time to travel - 8 hrs from Thimphu(by road), 40 mins from Paro(by air) Haa Valley - If Boomthang is the prettiest Valley in Bhutan, Haa is a close second. Haa falls on China-Bhutan border and hence is a strong base for both Indian and Bhutanese armies. Go and see Haa Dzong, Temple of Black and White, Indian Army shopping complex. Where to stay - I will strongly recommend Ugyen’s Homestay and take a hot stone bath there. Time to travel - 4–5 hrs from Thimphu Gasa - Gasa is another beautiful place one should not miss in Bhutan. It is famous for Gasa Dzong and natural hot water springs. Where to stay - I will strongly recommend Homestays Time to travel - 4–5 hrs from Punakha Not to miss Entering and Exiting your permits/special area permits are checkposts. Your drivers/guides will assist you with that
Dochula Pass - while traveling from Thimphu to Punakha
Chalela Pass - while traveling from Paro to Haa
Lamperi Botanical Garden - while traveling from Thimphu to Punakha
Taktsang Trek(4 hrs approx)
Indian meal at PHUNSUM, a restaurant in Bajothang. They give Indian Chefs a run for their money
Party at Mojo Park, Thimphu(mostly on weekends)
Food/Drinks at Benez and Zone, Thimphu
Paddy fields in Punakha
Hot stone bath in Haa, Paro. Natural stone baths are better
There is a website of Bhutan Tourism: https://www.tourism.gov.bt/
Try to find the region which you would like to explore. This is very informative website. You will get to have various packages as well or if you need to know about any specific place in Bhutan. This will tell you in detail.
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