Visit To Land Of Dragon !!

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23rd Sep 2018
Photo of Visit To Land Of Dragon !! by mohit katyal

So I was all set to visit a happiest country

Yes I am talking about Bhutan

Here i will be sharing a short itinerary of 7 days/6 nights to a trip of bhutan which i went recently

Later on i will publish my top 25 experiences in Bhutan

places that i visited during my trip to Bhutan

*Phuentsholing/Jaigaon (2 nights)

*Thimphu(2 nights)

*Punakha

*Paro(2 nights)

Day 1:

Board a flight from your city till bagdogra, reach till afternoon and after that either take a bus from siliguri to jaigoan/phuentsholing in Bhutan. However if you are in group of 5 hiring a cab will be a good idea from airport itself

There is an airport in Bhutan also at paro …however it has less connectivity

You can also hop on using train services..Hasimara is the nearest railway station to border of india-bhutan i.e phuentsholing

From bagdogra airport jaigaon is 190 km approx take rest over night

Day 2

Day 2:

Reach immigration office for a 7 days permit to Thimphu and Paro ..for visiting Punakha you need to make permit from Thimphu itself

For making permit you need 2 passport size photos and a voter id card will be enough for identification

If going by taxi from india ..a permit for taxi will also be made from RTO office

Transfer to Thimphu that day as it is a long, tiring and a zig zag journey from phuentsholing

It is better to start as early as possible so it reach by evening and stroll in thimphu market

If going by bus last bus departs at 4 pm from thimphu

Stay at Thimphu

Day 3

Day 3:

After having your breakfast start from first point of visit “National Memorial chorten”

After that you can cover Buddha point and changangkha lhakang

However there are some small visiting points that might not interest for many like zoo, textile museum, national folk heritage museum

Later on around 4 pm one can visit tashichho dzong during flag ceremony

Stay at thimphu

Pro tip: go to thimphu immigration office for punakha permit next day in between your day of exploring thimphu

Day 4

Day4:

Get ready for a day well spent at Punakha

Punakha is around 90km from Thimphu

You can spot dochula pass which is 20 kms from Thimphu..spend some time there

After that there are 3 more points to cover

First is Punakha dzong …which is most beautiful dzong I found in Bhutan

After that go visit khasum yulley namgyal chorten doing 1.5 hrs of trek, you can see whole view of punakha valley from top

Last point that you will be covering will be Punakha suspension bridge …such a beautiful and longest suspension bridge in Bhutan

After having lunch transfer directly to Paro which is around 130 km

Explore the market of paro in night

Stay at paro

Day 5

Day 5:

Start early after having breakfast for a trek to tiger’s nest monastery ..came back till afternoon

As the trek will take max of 3-4 hrs ..after having lunch one can visit kyichu monastery and national museum

After that feel the vibe of this place …explore market

I find Paro more soothing and peaceful place as compared to Thimphu

Stay at Paro

Day 6

Day 6:

After having your Breakfast one can visit Paro Dzong and after that go to chelala pass after passing through scenic drive. It is at 14000 ft you can see spectacular views of Haa and Paro valleys from there

Spend some time there ..enjoy such a beautiful weather and serene mountains

Coming down from there enjoy riverside view of pochu river

Now there is travel of around 6 hours from paro to phuentsholing/ Jaigaon

Stay at jaigaon is cheaper as compared to phuentsholing

Day 7

Day 7:

After having breakfast ..transfer to bagdogra airport

Do book afternoon or evening flights back to home

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