Bhutan - the ultimate bucket list destination with engorging culture, preserved old heritage, a boundless territory of nature, happy peoples, and a loving King, which combines to make this Himalayan Kingdom a must-visit once in a lifetime. So, Bhutan Tourism is one of the most sought after travel terms over the internet. A Bhutan Package Tour provides a fair sneak peek into the life, tradition and culture of this country.
Before planning a Bhutan Tourism Packages first let's learn about this beautiful country. Located in the eastern end of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is the last existing Buddhist kingdom in the world, guarded by neighbors like India, China, Nepal and Bangladesh. Being surrounded by mountains full of lush greenery, Bhutan is fabulously rich, in terms of scenic beauty, which makes it an alluring tourist destination. The country appears like the bottom end of a bowl with walls made of mountains.
Bhutan is settled with colorful hilltop monasteries that are epitome of peace and internal peace. Apart from monasteries, dzongs or fortress is also an integral part of Bhutanese culture. Previously served as barrier from foreign invaders, now these dzongs are center for administration, royal weddings and tourist’s attractions. Some of them are in the list of UNESCO Heritage site. Bhutan is also best known and visited for its colorful festivals known as tshechu. During different times of the year based on season, these tsheche showcase the age old culture and high heritage that the country has preserved since centuries.
The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is also known as the - Land of the Thunder Dragon. Apart from mountains with altitude ranging up to 23,000 feet, landscapes of Bhutan also consist of sub-tropical plains. The subalpine Himalayan heights dominate the northern part of the country while the southern part is comparatively plain. Bhutan is also blessed by Mother Nature in the form of rivers which have flown through different parts of the country and have passed by all the major cities adding to their breath-taking scenic beauty. Travel this beautiful destination, book a Bhutan Tourism Packages from India with NatureWings - The largest Bhutan Tour DMC and expert in India.
Bhutan is not only about festivals, monasteries, mountains and forests, it is also best known for thrilling adventurous activities like white water river rafting, hiking, mountain biking, archery etc. All these resources and activities are the cause for making this country the place of happiest people in the world. So pack your bags and jet off this beautiful country with NatureWings Holidays - The Best DMC for Bhutan Tourism.
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HOW TO REACH BHUTAN FROM INDIA [MUMBAI, DELHI, BANGALORE, KOLKATA, AHMEDABAD]?
Bhutan is a land locked country. This tiny country is surrounded by China, and India from every side. Nested in the lap of mighty Himalayas along high peaked mountain ranges, it was hidden from outer world since 1974. Later in 1974 Bhutan opened its door for tourism with an aim to increase foreign currency and to showcase its age old preserved culture and traditions to the rest of the world. From then on people are travelling this beautiful country from around the globe. On 1974 Bhutan tourism was started with only 287 tourists, whereas in 2019 the number of incoming tourists increased to 3,16,000 travellers.
Now if you are looking for a Bhutan Family Tour Packages, the best way to reach there is by Air. Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan. Bhutan has two major airlines. Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Both airlines operates flights from different major cities of India and foreign countries - Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok, Singapore, Kahmandu and Dhaka.
Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air operate direct flights from Kolkata Airport [CCU], Delhi Airport [DEL] and Guwahati Airport [GAU] to the Paro Airport [PBH] on regular basis. So, if you want to book a Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai or Bangalore or Ahmedabad or other cities, you need to book a Bhutan Tour Package with Flight with connecting flights from these cities as of now.
Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air operates Direct Flights from Delhi Airport [CCU] to the Paro Airport [PBH]. Following is the flight schedule as published by them.
BHUTAN AIRLINES [DELHI - PARO - DEL]
FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2022 TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2022
DEL - PBH
TUE, THU, SAT, SUN
PBH - DEL
TUE, THU, SAT, SUN
FROM 1ST DECEMBER 2022 TO 14TH FEB 2023
DEL - PBH
TUE, THU, SAT, SUN
PBH - DEL
TUE, THU, SAT, SUN
FROM 15TH FEBRUARY 2023 TO 14TH MAY 2023
DEL - PBH
MON, TUE, THUR, SAT
PBH - DEL
MON, WED, FRI, SUN
DRUK AIR [DELHI - PARO - DEL]
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
DEL - PBH
PBH - DEL
OPTION 2 [BY LAND] : REACH BHUTAN BY ROAD FROM BAGDOGRA AIRPORT [IXB]
Bagdogra Airport is located about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal. Bagdogra Airport is well connected with all the Indian cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata. You can enter the last Buddhist Kingdom foothill, the Phuentsholing town which is 170 KM (4 hrs approx) only from Bagdogra Airport. Guests from Mumbai / Chennai / Bangalore can easily fly to Bagdogra Airport from where NatureWings offer many Bhutan Packages.
DIFFERENT TRAVEL DISTANCES TO NOTE FOR TOURISM IN BHUTAN
DISTANCE IN KM
40 min (19.0 km) via NH317A
Alipurduar JN [APDJ]
1 hr 31 min (60.7 km) via NH317
New Cooch Bihar [NCB]
2 hr 12 min (82.4 km) via NH317
New Jalpaiguri [NJP]
3 hr 44 min (156.4 km) via NH 17
3 hr 32 min (153.7 km) via NH 17
3 hr 41 min (162.6 km) via NH 17
MONTH WISE TEMPERATURE TO KNOW FOR BHUTAN TRAVEL PACKAGES FROM INDIA
Temperature (Min & Max)
End of March to End of May
10°C to 22°C
End of June to End of August
15°C to 28°C
End of September to End of November
12°C to 26°C
Early December to end of February
-3°C to 10°C
NEW ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR BHUTAN TOURISM (2023) AS PER NEW TOURISM POLICY OF BHUTAN
For Indian passport holders no visa is required for Bhutan Tour Package with Flight.
An entry permits must be processed to enter Bhutan and permit can be processed on Paro Airport Arrival or in advance by a local Bhutan Travel Agent like NatureWings Bhutan.
A valid Passport (minimum of 6 months validity) is required for travel to Bhutan.
Tourists are free to travel on any day beyond Thimphu and Paro with the same single permit.
With the new Tourism Policy of Bhutan, regional tourist must pay SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) Rs.1200/Person/Night excluding package price (Flight, Hotels, Meals, Guides, Transportation & Monument fees).
All permits for Bhutan Flight Packages will be processed online.
Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) approved hotel booking and tour guide are mandatory.
Online permits can process through the local registered tour operator or any international partners.
DAY WISE ITINERARY FOR BHUTAN TOURISM PACKAGES
DAY 1 : WELCOME TO BHUTAN [PARO AIRPORT] & TRANSFER TO THIMPHU
This is the most exciting day for your much awaited Bhutan Tourism Packages. The flight to Paro Airport is considered as one of the most spectacular journey in the world. The flight to Paro is magnificent as it offers wide range of mighty Himalayan range with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lohtse, Mt Makalu from the top and when entering Paro Airport, it offers an exciting glimpse of the kingdom of Bhutan better known as the - Land of Thunder Dragon.
As you de-board your flight and after completing immigration / permit, came out from the airport, our representative will welcome you in a Bhutanese style with Tashi Khada (white scarf) and guide you at the car, it marks the beginning of your Bhutan Tourism Packages from India with transfer to Thimphu (2334 m). On arrival, check in your hotel. Get refreshed and rest of the time free for leisure. In the evening stroll around the Thimphu city. Enjoy the picture perfect chill ambience of Thimphu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 2 : THIMPHU LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Get early in the morning when Sun drenched the Thimphu valley with its soft & careful warmth. Get fresh and start your day with a cup of hot Suja (Butter Tea). The freshness and cool atmosphere will charge your workout zeal and you can have some Yoga session in the hotel roof or in your hotel room or balcony. After this you might be hungry enough to fill your belly with delicious and sumptuous breakfast. Later get ready, join your driver who will be at the hotel lobby to tour you some of the best attractions of this beautiful city. First visit -
The National Memorial Chorten or Thimphu Chorten - Also known as Thimphu Chorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten was build in the third King memory, and it was continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. The idea to construct this landmark was proposed by Bhutan Third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk - the father of modern Bhutan, who has wished to erect a monument to the World for peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after Majesty's untimely death, it served as a memorial to the late King and a monument of peace.
Sakyamuni Buddha - On the top of Kuensel Phodrang hill sits the Statue of Great Buddha Dordenma. The 51.5-meter long gilded bronze statue would surely attract you, and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. This site is also known as Buddha Viewpoint.
Changangkha Lhakhang – At Thimphu, you will come across several monasteries and temples, but Changangkha Lhakhang is the most important religious structure amongst all. The fabric is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, a sign of compassion dating back to the 15th century, the oldest in the region, and from here, enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley.
Takin Zoo – In here, you will find the National animal of Bhutan, "Takin". Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World, and it is available only in Bhutan, preserved in open habitat.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong - Or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another 'must visit' site on a Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu River, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King that hosts the annual Tsechu festival. This Dzong was built in the year 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, later it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner, without the use of nails or architectural plans. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
NOTE: The sightseeing may ends within 4 to 4.30pm. Get back to hotel and refresh yourself. Now you have ample time to charge your brain. Have some local or branded wine in the hotel lounge bar. Taste some authentic Bhutanese beverages that you can't have anywhere in the world. If you like it, you can bring it back to your home (1 person can bring up to 2 liters of wine from Bhutan). If you wish you can patch up with the driver and visit some of the local bar to quench your thirst.
Thimphu City has some renowned bars and clubs to have beers and hang out with friends over live music sessions. Some of the best clubs around this tiny place will make your Bhutan Package Tour even more memorable. Here is the list of some night clubs and pubs, which you can explore if you love to dance with some great music. The List is :
Thimphu has some good restaurant to dine with your friends and families. There you can enjoy cuisines like Indian, Chinese, Nepali, Bhutanese, and Continental. The best restaurants in Thimphu are Bhutan Kitchen, Chula Restaurant, Folk Heritage, Bhutan Orchid Restaurant, Cousin Restaurant, and Zombala.
Apart from that you can visit some outdoor Gym, can enjoy an evening walk (Kuenselphodrang to Debsi Hiking Trail, Thimphu), can enjoy Thimphu city night view from Buddha Dordenma and can indulge yourself in Yoga and meditation. After completing your preferred activity return back to your hotel, have dinner and enjoy a tight sleep to get recharged for next day Bhutan Trip.
DAY 3 : THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA TRANSFER [2 HR 8 MIN / 74.0 KM]
As your Hot Ngaja (a Sweet Bhutanese milk tea) arrives sip into it while enjoying the beautiful valley from the room. Post breakfast heads towards Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Punakha is much backward from the chaotic city life at an elevation of 1200 m, which makes this place quite warm in winter and chill during summer. The valley is famous for Red and White Rice farming along the Pho and Mo Chu river's stretch. En-route visit.
Dochula Pass : Is a must visit tourist destination during any Bhutan Tour Package. It is merely 1 hrs drive from the city of Thimphu. While going to Punakha from Thimphu, this magnificent view point can be seen at 10,000 feet altitude. On a clear day wide range of Eastern Himalayan snow capped mountain peaks can be seen clearly from this view point. Decorated with colorful prayer flags, 108 Chortens are the main attraction of this place.
Druk Wangyal Chorten or 108 memorial Chortens of Dochula Pass was built in 2005 on instruction by the Queen Mother of Bhutan - Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. It was build to commemorate the memory of the brave Bhutanese soldier who scarified their life in 2003 Assamese insurgents. So, when you are on Bhutan Tour, don't miss this great attraction.
Punakha Dzong : Also known as "The Palace of Great Happiness", Punakha Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. This Dzong is the most picturesque of all Bhutan ancient fortresses and it joins the mainland by an arched wooden bridge that contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reigned the Kingdom from this Punakha valley.
Suspension Bridge : This hidden treasure in the Punakha Valley connects the rest of the valley to the old administrative center of Punakha Dzongkhag. The whole deck is covered with prayer flags and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and photography.
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) : Stationed at the top of a hillock, the Chimi Lhakhang is a site dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Known as the 'Divine Madman,' Lama Drukpa Kuenley is said to use songs, humor, and outrageous behavior to preach his teachings. Chimi Lhakhang temple is believed to be the temple of fertility, and the Bhutanese hold a strong belief that childless couples are blessed by Lama Drukpa Kuenley if they visit the temple and pray for a child. The road to the temple follows a picturesque rural trail through the paddy field that takes visitors to the temple from the road, and after crossing the paddy field, you will find a tiny stream from where Chimi Lhakhang is just a short climb away. Overnight stayat hotel in Punakha.
NOTE: In the evening return back to hotel. Get freshen up. Rest of the time is free for leisure. You may get bored always with sightseeing so why don't you experience something out of your itinerary. Here are some incredible activities that you may try out during your Bhutan Package for Couple apart from your day to day itinerary.
Experience river side camping near the bank of the Mochu River in the Punakha valley. The location is perfect to have that unforgettable night on the bank of the river surrounding scenic beauty.
You can experience an outdoor picnic in Zomlingthang near the bank of the Mochu River. The location is picture perfect and you can enjoy delightful hours at the riverside. It is advisable to inform beforehand to NatureWings to arrange the picnic lunch.
If you are interested in birding, Punakha is the best place to explore different birds. You can spot some unique species of birds such as the Fire-tailed Myzornis, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Rufous-necked Hornbill, and White Billed Heron.
Do you know the fact that Punakha Dzong is one of the most beautiful Dzongs of Bhutan? In your Bhutan Tourism Package, make sure you visit the Punakha Dzong at night time, from the viewpoint. The night view of Punakha fort is gorgeous and lovely.
Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha. Have a good sleep in the cozy ambience of Punakha as next day you are going for a whole day sightseeing.
DAY 4 : PUNAKHA TO PHOBJIKHA VALLEY DAY EXCURSION [2 HR 47 MIN (80.7 KM) VIA WANGDUE PHODRANG - NOBDING HWY]
As the Sun shines up high in the Land of Happiness, open your eyes to a beautiful morning in the lap of serene nature, and sip into your cup of hot tea while admiring the green valley from your bed before moving towards Phobjikha Valley post breakfast.
Phobjikha Valley (3000 m) : A treat for all nature lovers, and an idle place for spotting various birds, including the famous Black Necked Cranes that migrate to this valley. Being one of the most important wildlife preserves in Bhutan, this serene and untouched beauty of nature away from the hustle-bustle of the city life is a pleasure to enjoy with the happiest people surrounding the entire region that makes this place worth the visit. The Phobjikha Valley is the largest and the widest in Bhutan and is known for the panoramic vistas with tranquil nature that not only call the nature lovers to witness its beauty but also traps the adventure buffs who wish to follow the trekking and hiking routes while exploring the untouched beauty of nature. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
In the evening come back to Punakha. After freshen up you can have evening recreation at Zomlingthang riverside area. There you can enjoy camp fire on the bank of the river, can arrange group song or Antakshari Game. After dinner and whole day exhaustion you will feel asleep as soon as you surrender in the bed. Have a nice sleep and good night to Punakha.
DAY 5 : PUNAKHA TO PARO TRANSFER [3 hr 14 min (116.0 km) via Thimphu-Punakha Hwy]
From the beautiful valley, the next destination is the picturesque Paro town, located at an elevation of 2200 m. Paro valley is the most extensive valley in entire Bhutan and is blessed with mesmerizing nature, fertile rice fields, deep valleys, and a crystalline river. The beautiful view of the mountains, clear sky, and dense coniferous forest with chirping birds can make you fall in love with its first glimpse. En-route Paro, you can enjoy sightseeing like -
National Museum of Bhutan : In 1968, The National Museum of Bhutan was built, which stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building that showcases Bhutan culture and is stationed right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro. This museum is the house of beautiful specimens from Bhutanese art and culture, with main highlights are the paintings and bronze statues which are placed in extensive galleries, from where you can get to know a lot about Bhutan art and culture.
Rinpung Dzong : Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
NOTE: The Paro town is full of Dzongs (monasteries), where you can join the monks for prayers as they wrap themselves in red robes with priceless smiles or walk down to the bed of Paro Chu and dip your feet in the cold crystalline water. In the evening you can stroll around the Paro City and can indulge with:
Shopping - It is a kind of ever-no-say activity. In your Bhutan Family Tour Packages, it is better for you to experience shopping in Paro. You can buy souvenirs like textiles, local paintings, wooden products, lemongrass oil and soap, red rice, and chilli flakes. You can explore the listed places when you are in Paro. Chencho Handicrafts, Paro town, Sangay Arts and Crafts, The Weekend Market
Experience Bhutanese farmhouse - It is always an opportunity to experience typical Bhutanese village life when stayig in Paro. The traditional Bhutanese houses are very colorful, decorative, and follow the same architectural pattern. Tourist can also eat with the host family and have a good glimpse into the lifestyles of a farmer.
Bhutanese attire - In Bhutan, the traditional attire for women refers to as Kira and for men known as Gho. You can also try Bhutanese attires and take beautiful photographs for memories.
Relax and enjoy the evening. Try some cheese Bhutanese cuisine with local wine that will certainly relax your day long journey and sightseeing. Have a good sleep in the hotel at Paro.
DAY 6 : PARO, TAKTSANG MONASTERY HIKING
As the sun rays touch the beautiful Paro valley, wake up in the middle of Mother Nature and relish the beautiful view of the river and mountains in a single frame. Enjoy the gala spread but make sure to add some protein to it, as climbing to the top of the Taksang Monastery and back will require a good boost.
Taktsang Monastery : After covering 1,200 meters on a fierce cliff, you will reach this sacred site known as the Tiger Nest. Once you climb to the top, take a deep breath of the fresh air and soother the eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath—the Taktsang Monastery, established by Sain Guru Rinpoche, who came to Bhutan in 747 CE. Construction was of the complex was completed in 1694. After 3 hours of some adventurous trek, discover the Tiger Nest monastery, and if you wish, opt for a horse ride from the parking lot to reach the top. While trekking, witness the glorious view of the Paro town, with its lush green valleys, sparkling river, clear blue sky, and moving clouds, in short, enjoy nature at its best. Overnight in Paro.
NOTE: Generally for Taksang Hiking, you will start at 9am and can reach your hotel around 4 to 5 pm depending upon your hiking speed and energy. Get back to hotel and freshen up. In the evening you can opt for:
Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath - It is the perfect way to relax and wind down after a long day strenuous hiking of Paro Taksang. This bath is a perfect treat as it considers for numerous health benefits. It admitted that the local herbs all combine to produce medicinal benefits for joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorders, and arthritis. You can experience hot stone bath in Aum Choden Homestay, Sherab Dema Farmhouse and Bjagoe Menchu.
After that, relax the evening with some local Cultural Program. You can witness the cultural show performed in three parts by a group of experienced dancers and singers. The guest can watch Joenpa Legso (welcome dance), Flute dance, Shazam cham (dance of deers), Sa Dida Sa Ngo (The dance of victory), and Sakten Dance (The dance of Nomadic people).
SOME FACTS TO NOTE - THE TIGER'S NEST MONASTERY [PARO TAKTSANG]
Approx 11.7 km from Paro town, Bhutan
3,120 meters (10,236ft) above sea level
Duration of the Tiger's Nest hike
5-6 hours (Back and forth)
Tiger's Nest Trekking Distance
4 Miles (6.43 Kilometers) - Round Trip
Tiger's Nest Trek Difficulty
Moderate - Steep Ascend
Best Months to Visit Tiger's Nest Monastery
March, April, May and September, October, November, December
Gears needed to hike Tiger's Nest
Normal hiking shoes, Water bottle, Some snacks, energy bars, Camera, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Walking Pole/Stick
Opening time of Tiger's Nest Monastery
(October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm (April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
DAY 7 : CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES
After early breakfast, start for Paro Airport with a sweet Bhutan Holiday memory to cherish forever.
Bhutan Tourism (2023) INCLUSIONS
Accommodation in TCB listed Hotels (Double/Twin Sharing Room)
Meal Plan MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
Transfers & all sightseeing in an exclusive Non-AC Vehicle (Pvt. Basis)
Parking, Toll Tax, e-Permits
Thimphu Local Sightseeing
Paro City Tour
English / Hindi Speaking Tour Guide
All transfer will be on point to point basis
SDF Charges (Sustainable Development Fee)
01 Bottle Packages Drinking Water Per Day on Vehicle
Guest Service Support during the trip from Bhutan & India Office 24/7
TOURISM IN BHUTAN (2023) EXCLUDES
Snacks, Lunch or any other meal
Monument Entrance Fees
Laundry, Tips, Phone Call or any such Personal Expense
Any item which is not mentioned in the "Inclusion" Section
SOME DO'S & DONT'S FOR BHUTAN FLIGHT PACKAGES FROM INDIA
Keep sufficient amount of cash with you in Indian currency with small denomination.
Your passport should be valid for minimum 6 months and should have minimum 1 or 2 blank pages.
While booking flight ticket ensure you book on the name as per your passport.
You are allowed only 7 kgs of hand bag or Carry-on baggage and 30 kgs in Check-in baggage.
Follow proper dress code while visiting any offices and religious sites.
Remove your hat or footwear while entering temple or religious sites in Bhutan.
Maintain silence in religious sites and monuments.
In Bhutan always walk clockwise while passing heritage and religious monuments.
People of Bhutan is very much concern about cleanliness. Use waste bin for any items to dispose.
Obey traffic rules in the city and use designated zebra crossing.
If encountered with any misbehavior of guides, drivers and tour operators, immediate report to TCB.
Carrying out drones and shooting with it is strictly prohibited in Bhutan.
Don't touch or stand on any murals, religious paintings, temples stupas etc. It is auspicious to the local people.
Smoking in Public is prohibited. Utilize smoking zone to fulfill your desire of smoking.
PLACES TO EXPLORE DURING INDIA TO BHUTAN TOURISM PACKAGE
Buddha Dordenma - Thimphu
Taktsang Monastery - Paro
Dagala Thousand Lakes - Thimphu
Punakha Suspension Bridge - Punakha
National Memorial Chorten - Thimphu
Trashigang Dzong - Trashigang District
Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu
Simtokha Dzong - Thimphu
Trongsa Dzong - Trongsa
Rinpung Dzong - Paro
Punakha Dzong - Punakha
Gangtey Monastery - Wangdue Phodrang
Chimi Lhakhang Temple - Punakha
Dochula Pass - On the way from Thimphu to Punakha
Bhutan Package Reviews
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based on 279 Reviews
Very very nice arrangements during the stay at Bhutan for a week. The tour car is best and having smooth driving with polite nature behavior. Rooms are excellent. NatureWings is very reasonable in commercial. I am planing for next tour with them only.
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Hi Soumalya, We are very much thankful to you for planning entire Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai with so proper itinerary, without any hectic schedule. We were able to enjoy all beautiful places, clicking lots of photographs without any worries about reaching to next destination. Hotels were good. Food was great. Especially, we enjoyed ourselves much at Mrs. Sonam's house. She was a gem, very warm and kind hearted lady and great cook. We enjoyed food at her place more than any other since it was home made with love and care. Special thanks to her and Mr Sonam too. Mr. Parmesh, our driver was very helpful too and entertained us lot. He was our part-time guide too.
Once again, I thank you for responding all my queries so patiently and Mr Sandip Raha too (I got a first introductory call from him as soon as I had put my query late in the night around 11 PM) and for completing our trip with success and lots of good memories in Bhutan. I will blindly recommend NatureWings to anyone who is looking for Bhutan Trip in future.
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"Had a memorable Bhutan Vacation (Oct 2017) with NatureWings. Special thanks to Mr. Suman Paul for planning the trip. Also, the operations team in Bhutan supported us very well, many thanks to Ms. Sabitra.
We were 9 adults accompanied by two infants. We were given a comfortable 16 seater coaster. The driver and tour guide were very well informed and friendly. We had a pleasant stay (2N) at Osel, Thimpu. Punakha was splendid with Zhinkham Resorts (1N). In Paro, due to lack of availability we were given two rooms in Tashinamgay and Taktsang (3N). While Tashinamgay was good, I would not recommend Taktsang Boutique Resort at all.
Overall we had a great experience in the beautiful country of Bhutan... Tashi Delek!"
"A very well organised Bhutan Trip from Delhi by Mr. Sandip n his team. Despite a few initial hiccups (the hotel we had locked down initially in the package wasn't available n had to settle for another one), everything went on rather smoothly. Had a great time and a special thanks to the guide Mr. Somnath. Kudos team naturewings n thank you from all of us."
"First of all we very much thanks of Mr. Sandeep Raha for arranged such a nice Bhutan Tour from Mumbai for us. Everything was great!!! Hotels, Meals, Sightseeing etc. We Can say Mr Sandeep & his team mates had arranged 'Free Trouble Tour' for us. Thanx for Mr.Sandeep & His Team."
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR BHUTAN TOURISM PACKAGES
Q. What is the Visa/Permits Requirements for Bhutan Tour from India?
To enter into Bhutan, no Visa is required for Indian Nationals, only permits are required. To obtain the permit, you require producing the Passport or Indian Voter ID Card. The permit can be obtained on arrival at Paro Airport, at Phuntsholing check post. Phuentsholing Permit office is closed on Saturdays / Sundays & Bhutan Holidays. So, it is highly advisable to reach Bagdogra from Sunday to Wednesday and not one day before the Bhutan Holiday. Please validate your arrival date with NatureWings Specialists before purchasing the domestic tickets to Bagdogra (IXB). Naturewings provides all sorts of supports to obtain the permit as part of their package.
Q. What is the best time to book a Bhutan Tourism Package?
March to May/June is spring in Bhutan, and it is the best time to visit Bhutan. During this time, the air becomes clear fresh with sunny sky. The average temperature during this time becomes 20ºC to 25ºC which is very much soothing and comfortable for a tripper. This is the most pleasant time in Bhutan with dry and sunny weather all the time. The famous rhododendrons bloom this time and flood the valleys with color. From June to August monsoon comes and the mountain covers with heavy rain. Flights (except the chartered flights) may interrupt their schedule due to rain.
Q. What are the Bhutan Currency / Credit Card and Conversion?
Bhutan currency is Nu. And it is 1:1 with Indian Rupee, Most of the merchants are accepting all denomination of Indian currency including INR 500 and INR 2000 Notes. The ATM facility in Bhutan is very limited and it is recommended to carry cash in Bhutan. Only Visa/Master Debit cards are working in ATM for the purpose of cash Withdrawal. Please check with your Bank / Card issuing authority about the possible validity of your card in Bhutan The usage of credit cards is also very limited in Bhutan.
Q. How are the Bhutan Mobile / Internet Connectivity?
Indian Mobile Operators provide the Global Roaming Connectivity in Bhutan, However, it is expensive. Please check with your operator about Global Roaming Activation / Incoming and Out Going Charges. Tourists can easily get the Bhutan Tourists SIM card (Tashi Cell and BMobile ) at Rs 200/- with data option at Rs 99/- for 400 MB data. NatureWings Operation Team based in Bhutan will help you to get the local SIM card over there.
All Hotels provide the Free Wi-Fi facility at the Hotel Lobby / Restaurant / Reception level. Some of the hotels also provide Free Wi-Fi at the room.
Q. What is GNH?
Bhutan is running by the philosophy of GNH. Gross National Happiness or GNH is a global indicator of the progress that measures both the sustainable economy as well as social development while protecting the environment and culture. In the year of 1972, the king of Bhutan supported the philosophy and put GNH into practice. In 2006, Bhutan ranked 8 th among the World Map of Happiness.
Q. Can I enter Bhutan through Phuentsholing on Saturday / Sunday?
If you have already Online Permit or E-Permit, you can enter into Bhutan through Phuentsholing gate even on Saturday or Sunday. The Biometric office is generally open seven days a week from 9 am to 9 pm for the Online Permit Tourists. But if you want to do offline permit, Saturday, Sunday and Bhutan National Holiday Permit office is closed and hence you can't enter into Bhutan through Phuentsholing on Saturday/Sunday or Bhutan National Holidays.
Q. Is it possible to enjoy the Bhutanese Cultural Dance Show in my Hotel?
Yes, it is possible to organize Bhutanese Cultural Dance show in your Hotel itself, if you are medium or big sized group, generally Hotels allow to organize the Dance Show in their Conference hall. Please get in touch with NatureWings Tour Coordinator well in advance to organize the same.
Q. Is cigarette smoking is banned in Bhutan?
Buying and selling of cigarettes are banned in Bhutan. However, you can carry up to 80 pieces of Cigarettes but you have to provide a declaration for that because it will help you to get rid from any legal issues if caught red handed in open air smoking. We suggest every guests travelling to Bhutan not to smoke in Public. You can smoke either in Hotel Lawn or any predefined smoking zone.
Q. Can I get wine in Bhutan including imported Brands?
In Paro Duty free shop, you can get various brands of imported foreign Whisky, Wine, Vodka, Beer etc and price is relatively cheaper compared to any Indian Duty Free shop. In Thimphu, you can get the imported wine brand, however in Paro and Punakha, you may get the imported brands only in your hotel, not in any off shop.
However, in Bhutan, availability of local brand wines is abundant and they are really worthy to buy. While you are in Bhutan Package Tour, you must buy Local Peach Wine and am confident you will love it.
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