Hey all people of Bangaluru, pandemic is over and it's time to take a break from your daily 9 to 6 tiresome routines. Enough you have worked from home since more than two years and confined yourself from rest of the world. Now it's time to take a break and explore the world again. Let's travel some awesome destinations which will be refreshing and rejuvenating too. But you may get little bit confused where to choose for your long awaited travel destination. We would suggest you to select such a place where you can get both - happiness and peace of mind. In this case a Bhutan Tour Package from Bangalore will be a perfect choice.
Located in the northeastern end of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is the last existing Shangri-La [which means "far away an imaginary & beautiful place where everything is pleasant and you can get whatever you want"] and considered as the happiest country in the world. Being surrounded by mountains full of lush greenery, Bhutan is fabulously rich, in terms of scenic beauty, beautiful valleys and rivers, which make it an alluring tourist destination. Now let's plan for a Bhutan Tour Package from Bangalore and experience the beauty of this country. After 2.6 years of long interval Bhutan Tourism has started from 23rd Sep 2022. This is high time to travel this exquisitely beautiful country with NatureWings Holidays Ltd and treat your heart and soul with utmost peace and happiness in the "Land of Happiness".
Mrs. Shanti is from Kerala, South India. She came all way from Kerala [Kochi] to Bagdogra Airport. From Bagdogra Airport she travelled Thimphu from border town Phuentsholing. The journey was memorable and life time experience.
ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR INDIAN TOURIST FROM BANGALORE AS PER NEW TOURISM POLICY OF BHUTAN
No visa is required for Indian citizens for Bhutan Tour. To enter the nation, entry permits is a must. A local Bhutan Tour Agency like NatureWings Bhutan may process the entry permits for your Bhutan Package Tour from Bangalore.
As per new norms, a valid Passport (minimum of 6 months validity) / Voter ID Card is required for Bhutan Tour from Bangalore.
With single permit tourists are free to travel anywhere beyond Thimphu and Paro
With the new Tourism Policy of Bhutan 2022, all regional tourist must pay SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) Rs. 1200/Person/night excluding package price (Flight, Hotels, Meals, Guides, Transportation & Monument fees).
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.
WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AS INDIAN TOURIST FOR BHUTAN TOUR FROM BANGALORE?
Following are the documents required for Indian tourists for Bhutan Tour. You can carry any one of the two valid travel documents :
A Valid Indian Passport, the expiry date of the passport should be more than 6 months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan.
Valid Voter Identity Card / Election Card issued by the Election Commission of India.
BHUTAN TOUR SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND ENTRY FEES AS PER NEW TOURISM POLICY OF BHUTAN
THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES (IN NGULTRUM)
Tashichhoe Dzong (Fort)
Mon-Fri from 5pm & Sat-Sun from 9am to 6pm
Buddha Dordenma Statue
Time-9am to 5pm
Thimphu Memorial Chorten
Changangkha Lhakhang (Temple)
Anytime between 8am to 5pm
Takin Preservation Centre
9am to 5pm
Simtokha Dzong (Fort)
9am to 5pm
No Entry Fee
9am to 5pm on Mon to Fri
The Royal Textile Museum
Mon to Sat from 9am to 4pm
National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School)
Mon to Fri 10am to 3:30pm
PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES
Punakha Dzong (Fort)
11am to 1pm & 3pm to 5pm (Nov to May) and other time anytime bwtn 9am to 5pm
Chimmi Lhakhang (Temple)
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
PARO SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES
Kyichu Lhakhang (temple)
9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm
Rinpung Dzong (Fort)
9am to 5pm (Summer) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)
9am to 5pm
National Museum of Bhutan
Opens from 9am to 4pm throughout the week except on govt & local holidays
Taktshang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
9am to 5pm
TRONGSA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES
9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)
Trongsa Ta Dzong (Watch tower)
9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)
HOW TO REACH BHUTAN FROM BANGALORE, SOUTH INDIA?
OPTION 1 [BY AIR] : DIRECT FLIGHT TO PARO [PBH] VIA KOLKATA [CCU] | GUWAHATI [GAU]
Bhutan Airlines and Druk Airways operates flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati Airport to the Paro Airport [PBH] throughout the year. Guests can take domestic flights to either Delhi / Kolkata / Guwahati from Bangalore and then can take direct flight to Paro, Bhutan.
FLIGHTS TO CHOOSE FOR BANGALORE TO BHUTAN TOUR
02 h 35 m (non-stop)
02 h 45 m (non-stop)
02 h 45 m (non-stop)
02 h 45 m (non-stop)
02 h 30 m (non-stop)
02 h 40 m (non-stop)
03 h 00 m (non-stop)
03 h 00 m (non-stop)
02 h 50 m (non-stop)
OPTION 2 [BY ROAD] : REACH BHUTAN BY ROAD FROM BAGDOGRA AIRPORT [IXB] VIA PHUENTSHOLING / JAIGAON
Bagdogra is located in 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 cities of India including Bangalore. You can enter the Last Buddhist Kingdom foothill, the Phuentsholing town which is 170 KM (4 hrs approx) only from Bagdogra Airport. Guests from Bangalore can easily fly to Bagdogra Airport from where NatureWings offer many Bhutan Packages.
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WHICH IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK BHUTAN TOUR FROM BANGALORE?
Nested quietly in the lap of Himalaya, Bhutan is a tiny country that witnesses a wide range of seasonal variations. In Bhutan, distinct characteristics of climate and weather is clearly visible, that is why summer, winter, spring and autumn, decor this magical land with its grandeur and natural treasures. That is why Bhutan is year-round destination to choose for travel.
June to August is monsoon in Bhutan. Sometime drizzle and sometime incessant rain disrupt work life in the hilly region. Land slide is common which effect road block and heavy traffic. So, monsoon is best to drop any travel plan to Bhutan.
Now comes autumn (September to November). With less or no rain weather appears very soothing and enjoyable. Travelling and sightseeing in various places seems pleasant. This is the time when many important festivals took place. Among them some of the best festivals like Black-Necked Crane Festival, Paro Tshechu festivals, Punakha Tshechu festivals are held with great festivity among Bhutanese people. Dzongs and monasteries come into live with colorful flags and big Thonkas. Dancers wear colorful masks and perform with great energy in presence of monks and even king. This is one of the best times to book a Bhutan Tour Package from Bangalore.
Next is winter. Winter in Bhutan (December to February) is not so pleasant, rather it's harsh. During winter many parts of northern region drops down to sub zero temperature. Cities like Thimphu, Paro, Punakha appeared white due to heavy snowfall. Government of Bhutan sometime declares long holidays in schools, collages, and work from home module for government employees. But life must goes on - with this mantra Bhutan tries to resurrect from the chillness of nature. Many festivals are held during winter, some of them notable are Monggar Tshechu, Trashigang Tshechu, Lhuntse Tshechu and Trongsa Tshechu. So if you want to experience the different looks of Bhutan, there is no season actually. Every season is unique and the choices are yours. You can book your Bangalore to Bhutan Tour in winter also. Winter in Bhutan is Awesome!
According to NatureWings - the best time to book a Bhutan Tour Package from Bangalore is spring (months of March to May) when the entire valleys, alleys, streets, come alive with blooming Jacaranda and Rhododendron. Soothing weather prevails everywhere. With little or no rain at this time sky becomes clear, fog free and vibrant, so world famous Jomolhari treks and Drukpath treks happens during spring. Travelers from all over the globe specially from European countries, from western countries (USA, Canada, Brazil), China, Thailand, Cambodia and Australia flock Bhutan during spring.
DAY WISE ITINERARY FOR BHUTAN TOUR PACKAGE FROM BANGALORE
DAY 1 : WELCOME TO PARO AND TRANSFER TO THIMPHU [1 HR 19 MIN / 50.4 KM]
Welcome to Bhutan - The Land of Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is like a painter's dream, a colorful country surrounded by the Himalayas, a small dreamy paradise with vast green valleys, beautiful landscapes, rugged terrain, crystalline rivers, and happy people. Once the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down to see the first glimpse of the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong. Our representative will welcome you in a Bhutanese style with Tashi Khada (white scarf) and guide you at the airport, which marks the beginning of your Bhutan Package from Bangalore with transfer to Thimphu (2334 m). Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 2 : FULL DAY THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
As the sun spread its warm rays across the beautiful Thimphu valley, begins your day with a hot cup of Suja (Butter Tea) and move towards the breakfast table to enjoy their delicious spread before leaving for Thimphu local sightseeing.
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.
The Clock Tower - Located at the centre of the Thimphu Town, the Clock Tower Square is an architectural wonder one can behold during Bhutan package tour from Bangalore. This tower differs from every other construction or building in Bhutan. It is basically a tower with four clock faces in four directions. The tower depicts of Bhutanese architecture pattern which is basically painted or engraved on wood. The tower is decorated with many intricately carved floral patterns, paintings, and replica of dragons. The dragons on the tower are facing each clock in the tower, which is interesting to look at. The dragon is a holy animal in Bhutanese culture, and it stands for the country's independence.
As this place is a prime attraction among locals and travelers in Bhutan, most people come here in the evening to see and enjoy the exquisite carvings and paintings. This tower is one of the busiest locations in town because there are numerous restaurants, gift shops, and hotels nearby. The square is in close proximity to a number of trade fairs, concerts, and other events. The area of clock tower and its surroundings occasionally hosts live music events, which makes the place vibrant and full of life and energy. You can buy gifts for your family and friends at one of the many shopping centers in the area. There is a little playground for children that are also a great place for a picnic and a fun evening activity.
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 Tour from Bangalore. 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.
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.
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.
DAY 4 : PUNAKHA TO PHOBJIKHA DAY EXCURSION & RETURN [2 HR 20 MIN / 79.5 KM]
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.
DAY 5 : PUNAKHA TO HAA VALLEY EXCURSION & NIGHTSTAY [4 HR 59 MIN / 171.0 KM]
With the sun craving its way down while illuminating the gorgeous Punakha Valley, begin the day with some hearty breakfast and start the spectacular journey towards the magnificent Haa Valley.
Haa Valley (2960 m) : Adorned beautifully by the pristine alpine forests, whitewashed mountain peaks, green valleys, and boosting historic events makes Haa Valley the hidden land of Bhutan. Earlier very few choose to visit this place engrossed with nature in its purest form, but with the emerging tourist visit in the Land of Thunder Dragon, Haa Valley is becoming the new favorite for every Bhutan Tour Planner, who not only wish to see and get lost in the enchanting nature but also love to taste some adventure while trekking and hiking. Overnight in Haa Valley.
DAY 6 : HAA VALLEY TO PARO TRANSFER [2 HR 2 MIN / 64.4 KM]
From the beautiful valley, the next destination is the busy Paro town via Chela-La-Pass (3,998m). So, post breakfast let's proceed towards the gateway to mini heaven aka the spectacular Chela – La- Pass, which is barely 30 km away from the quaint Haa Valley, and well known for being the highest motorable pass in Bhutan, that offers a panoramic view of Bhutan’s second-highest sacred peak, Mt. Jomolhari (7,314m) and other snow-clad ranges on a clear day. The journey through the winding roads is very charming as the green valleys, chirping birds, snowy mountains, and the fantastic view on both sides are sure to keep everyone glued, and the breathtaking scenery keeps you going.
After 1hour 30 minutes, enter the picturesque Paro town, located at an elevation of 2,200 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. Post Lunch enjoy Paro Sightseeing
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.
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. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
DAY 7 : 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.
SOME FACTS TO NOTE ABOUT - 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
Post breakfast bid farewell to the Last Buddhist Kingdom and start for Paro Airport with long-lasting sweet Bhutan Holiday memories, while chanting one mantra, "Life is short, and the World is wide".
BENGALURU TO BHUTAN PACKAGE INCLUDES
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
BHUTAN PACKAGE FROM BENGALURU 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
TOP THINGS TO DO DURING BHUTAN TOUR FROM BANGALORE
Tiger Nest Hiking, Paro
River Rafting in PunaChu, Punakha
Visit to Trashi Cha Dzong, Thimphu
Visit to Takin Zoo, Thimphu
Visit to Buddha Point, Thimphu
Visit to Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Visit to Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha, Gangtey
Lunch in Simply Bhutan Restuarent, Thimphu
TIPS TO REMEMBER FOR BHUTAN TOUR PACKAGE FROM BANGALORE
Travelers looking for Bhutan Tour from Bangalore must possess valid Passport or Voter ID Card.
Bhutan is a landlocked country, so getting into Bhutan is possible either by Flight or over road.
Bhutan has only one International Airport, Paro [PBH] which is merely 1 hrs drive from Thimphu - the capital city of Bhutan.
Bhutanese food are spicy as Bhutanese are very fond of chilies. During your Bhutan Trip from Bangalore You will find chilies in every dish. So if you like spicy food, you will be in perfect place if you book a Bhutan Package from Bangalore.
The rice in Bhutan is red. Rice being the staple food in Bhutan holds a very auspicious value. It is full of fibers and minerals like potassium, magnesium and iron.
Hiking in Bhutan is permitted but Mountaineering is not. Mountaineering is forbidden in the country as most the mountains are sacred for the Bhutanese.
Bhutan is smoke free nation. Guests travelling Bhutan have to bring their own cigar. Smoking is prohibited in public places. Tourists only can enjoy cigar in private and can bring up to 200 cigarettes at one go.
Weeds grows almost everywhere in Bhutan, but possessing and using is prohibited. One can get up to 5 years of imprisonment if found with weeds.
The Dha or Archery is the national sport in Bhutan. So, co-ordinating with your Bhutan Tour Agent you can check your archery skill in any of the archery ground in Bhutan.
Bhutan is known for its vibrant, beautiful cultural festival. So traveling this country during Thimphu Tshechu Festival, Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival and Paro Tshechu Festival are best to have the glimpse of rich Bhutanese culture.
During your Luxury 5 Star Bhutan Package Tour from Bangalore or Chennai with NatureWings Holidays, you can pay either in $ USD or by Indian Currency (₹ Rupee). Here one thing to remember that only 100 and 50 Rs Indian currency is accepted in Bhutan. 2000 and 500 denomination of Indian currency is not accepted here.
Bhutanese people are very sentimental about their King and Royal family. They respect their monarchs as the incarnation of Gods. It is advised to pay due respect to their Royal Families, Dzongs, Temples and historical places.
Always wear decent clothes while visiting the temples, monasteries and historical places in Bhutan.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR BHUTAN PACKAGE TOUR FROM BANGALORE
Q. Can I get AC Rooms in Bhutan?
Bhutan in general is a cold weather country except few places like Punakha. In Thimphu, Paro and Punakha few Hotels are having AC facility. In the month of July and August, you may require AC in Thimphu and Paro, but for Punakha, you may require AC even in the month of April and May for additional comfort. So, please talk to NatureWings Bhutan expert regarding AC facilities in hotels before booking any Bhutan Tour from Bangalore.
Q. What kind of cars is available for 6 members Bhutan group tour?
If your Bhutan group tour starts from Paro Airport, then for a comfortable Bhutan Trip you can choose for Toyota Hiace car which is very spacious, luxurious and comfortable also. If your group size exceeds between 8 to 12 travellers, then you can opt for Toyota Coaster type of car. At NatureWings, we take guest comfort during travelling very seriously and provide the Best Car for pickup drop and Bhutan Sightseeing Tour. For us, guest happiness is top priority.
Q. Do Indian requires Visa to enter Bhutan?
For Indian passport holders no visa is required to travel Bhutan. But an entry permits must be processed to enter into the country. The entry permits can be processed on arrival at Paro Airport or in advance by a local travel agent like NatureWings Bhutan.
Q. I would like to take photos with Bhutanese dress, where is the best place for that?
In Paro, once you exit from Paro Dzong premises, you can do the photo shoot with Bhutanese dresses. For Women, it is called Kira & Tego and for men it is called Goh. Dressing like Bhutanese people and having picture in front of beautiful landscape will be life time experience and you can cherish this memory forever.
Q. Can I get wheel chair friendly hotels as I used to travel in wheel chair?
In Bhutan, most of the hotels are NOT wheel chair friendly. However, NatureWings already supported many travellers on Wheelchair. Please feel free to contact NatureWings Team for a guest reference, who has travelled to Bhutan with a Wheelchair to get a first hand idea about the NatureWings Service and how to travel different places and attractions in Bhutan.
Q. What is Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) and how it will impact Indian Tourists?
Bhutan Tourism policy is based on "Low Volume, High Value" - This means they are in favor of restricted tourism. With the new tourism policy Indian (regional) tourist must pay SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) Rs. 1200/- per person per night excluding the tour package price (Flight, Hotels, Meals, Guides, Transportation & Monument fees). This will certainly increase the Bhutan Tour Package cost, but on the other hand, Bhutan will receive less but quality travellers.
Q. How is the Climate and Weather in Bhutan?
The climate and weather in Bhutan is primarily cold in most of the tourists places, even in Summer.
Thimphu, Paro, Phobjikha and Bumthang - In the Summer , weather here are very pleasant and you need to wear light woollens even in the day time. During winter, these places are pretty cold and snow fall is expected couple of times during the month of January and February. During Rainy season (Generally July and August Month), Rain happens mainly during the night time and day time sky is generally sunny and clear.
Punakha - Punakha is located at an altitude of around 4000 ft above sea level and generally warmer compared to Thimphu and Paro throughout season. In summer its temperature reaches upto 30 degree celsius and in winter it is pretty comfortable.
Phuentsholing - The Indo-Bhutan border town Phuentsholing is located at the foot hills and generally a warmer destination and during summer the temperature may reach up to 35 degree Celsius.
Q. What is the weight limit for luggage on Druk Air?
Druk Air allows 20 kg baggage in economy class and 30 kg in business class. An extra 5 kg is allowed in the overhead baggage bin or under the passenger's seat.
Q. What is the currency of Bhutan?
Ngultrum (Nu, BTN) is the official currency of Bhutan. 1 Ngultrum is equal to 1 Indian Rupee.
Q. Which is the National Game of Bhutan?
Archary is the National Game of Bhutan. During your Bhutan Tour from Bangalore, in many places you can try your archary skill with bamboo bow. In some places, you can also find recurve bow and compound bow also.
Q. Which is the National Bird of Bhutan?
Raven is the national bird of Bhutan. It has made a significant presence in the Royal Crown which is also known as The Raven Crown. The raven represents the deity Gonpo Jarodongchen - one of the chief guardian deities of Bhutan.
Q. Which is the National Flower of Bhutan?
The blue poppy or Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis) is the national flower of Bhutan. It is mostly found in high altitude regions and come in different colour like red, pink and white also.
Q. What is the language of Bhutan?
Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan. In all over two dozen languages are spoken in Bhutan among which Nepali holds one major part.
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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.
We went on to Bhutan Tour with my family and was organized by your NATUREWINGS Kolkata. We have enjoyed our holidays very much and everthing was well organized by the team.
During the tour Ms Sabitra guided us very well and there was good co-operation and guidance from the driver. The hotels were Also good with good food. Naturewings won our heart ..
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.
"I booked my Bhutan Package with NatureWings for me & my friend. We two gals traveled with nice car & good young driver. It was really enjoyable. I want to say that they are best in Bhutan sector. I also want to tell travel people that if there r senior citizens then book for them the hotels which has lift to go upstairs or set their stay on ground level but up views are always more beautiful. Thanks to NatureWings for memorable & beautiful stay in Bhutan. Bhutan is very beautiful & peaceful country with very beautiful people as well. You have to definitely try with this sector. If I go again to Bhutan then only I will book with NatureWings."
"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."
"We travelled to Bhutan with NatureWings and it was really a wonderful and memorable trip. Mr Sandip (Director) of Naturewings had made excellent itinerary he had taken care of the smallest details & Mr. Suman paul had done a great job. Thanks for everything."
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