If happiness and peace of mind is everything you are looking for, then this time we suggest you to go for a Bhutan Package Tour from Badgogra. Bhutan is a small pristine nature packed country on the lap Himalaya. It is the country that gave birth to the concept of Gross National Happiness. Bhutan is the only place in the world where Gross National Happiness is the development philosophy. This Land of Happiness is rich in pristine unadulterated natural beauty. When the whole world is thriving towards rapid urbanization, Bhutan stands differently taking initiative to convert more than 70% of land in to greenery making it one of the few ecological hot spots in the world. That's makes Bhutan distinct from other countries. So, you can loudly say Bhutan happens to be the first carbon negative country in the world!
This tiny country kept her hidden for long from rest of the world. Bhutan opened its door for tourism in 1974, from then the world become curious of this land of thunder dragon and people started to visit this country. Now Bhutan is mostly visited for tourism by peace lovers, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Tourism in Bhutan include adventure tours such as trekking, rafting, hiking, cycling trips, fly fishing trips, motor biking, birding tours and many more.
Since long Bhutan has a rich and unique culture, tradition, art and architecture. This uniqueness can be seen among festivals of Bhutan known as Tshechus. These festivals are another big attraction which bound travelers to book their Bhutan Package Tour from Bagdogra. Lots of Dzongs and monasteries, unique village cottages, untouched natural environment and ever smiling friendly people is everything you experience during your Bhutan trip. Traveling Bhutan with NatureWings Holidays will be a life time's experience. So, let's join us with our best customized Bhutan Package from Bagdogra and feel the purity, freshness, tranquility, and hospitality.
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BHUTAN PACKAGE DURATION FROM BAGDOGRA AIRPORT : 7N | 8D
Destinations Covered in 8 Days Bhutan Package ex. Bagdogra : PhuntSholing 1N | Thimphu 2N | Punakha 1N | Paro 2N | Lataguri 1N
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] | NJP [New Jalpaiguri Station] | Siliguri Station
Altitude of PhuntSholing : 293 m [26.8603° N, 89.3938° E]
Altitude of Thimphu : 2,334 m [27.4712° N, 89.6339° E]
Altitude of Paro : 2,200 m [27.4287° N, 89.4164° E]
Altitude of Punakha : 1,274 m [27.5921° N, 89.8797° E]
Altitude of Lataguri : 105 m [27.7148° N, 88.7638° E]
Day Wise Summary for Bagdogra Airport to Bhutan Tour
WHY BHUTAN TOUR FROM BENGALURU VIA BAGDOGRA AIRPORT IS BEST OPTIONS IN MAY 2023?
Summer Holidays are knocking at your door and visiting hill station to avoid the scorching heat of summer is the best options indeed. Now the questions is to where? We have heard and visited so many summer destinations in India like Sikkim, Darjeeling, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Kashmir, Leh Ladakh etc. Have we ever thought of visiting any International destination and that of very near to India? Any Guess? Yes it is Bhutan - a tiny kingdom state in the lap of mighty Himalaya. Bhutan had kept it hidden from the rest of world for many centuries. But when Bhutan Tourism was officially declared during seventies, it has become one of the best tourist destination among travellers among the world.
Now, travelling Bhutan from major cities of India especially from Bangalore during summer holidays are now very easy because, NatureWings Holidays - The Best Bhutan Tour Operator from Bangalore has introduced Bangalore Airport [BLR] to Bagdogra Airport [IXB] Direct Flight on May 4th, 12th, 18th and 25th for Bhutan Group Tour from Bangalore. Bagdogra bound flight from Bangalore Airport will depart around 06:05am in the morning and will reach Bagdogra around 09:05am.
So, guests looking for Bhutan Package Tour from Bangalore, will have enough time to reach entry point of Bhutan - Phuentsholing town. Bagdogra to Phuentsholing is only 155km and it takes merely 4 hrs to reach. So, from here, Bhutan Tour from Bagdogra will start.
While returning, guests will board flight at Bagdogra Airport around 15:15pm and will reach Bangalore around 18:10pm. So, this is a perfect combination of flight and best suitable for those looking for Bhutan Leisure Tour from Bangalore. Following are the BLR to IXB flight schedule which guest can book for Bhutan Trip from Bangalore.
BANGALORE [BLR] TO BAGDOGRA [IXB] DIRECT FLIGHT SCHEDULE TO ENTER BHUTAN VIA PHUENTSHOLING BY LAND
|DEP DATE||DEP AIRPT||DEP TIME||ARRIV AIRPT||ARRIV TIME||FLIGHT TIME|
|BANGALORE TO BAGDOGRA FLIGHT SCHEDULE IN MAY, 2023|
|04th May||Bangalore||06:05am||Bagdogra||09:05am||03 Hrs|
|12th May||Bangalore||06:05am||Bagdogra||09:05am||03 Hrs|
|18th May||Bangalore||06:05am||Bagdogra||09:05am||03 Hrs|
|25th May||Bangalore||06:05am||Bagdogra||09:05am||03 Hrs|
|BAGDOGRA TO BANGALORE FLIGHT SCHEDULE IN MAY, 2023|
|11th May||Bagdogra||03:15pm||Bangalore||06:15pm||03 Hrs|
|19th May||Bagdogra||03:15pm||Bangalore||06:15pm||03 Hrs|
|25th May||Bagdogra||03:15pm||Bangalore||06:15pm||03 Hrs|
|01st JUNE||Bagdogra||03:15pm||Bangalore||06:15pm||03 Hrs|
FLIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM OTHER CITIES FOR BAGDOGRA AIRPORT TO BHUTAN TOUR
|IndiGo||Mumbai [BOM]||08:10||Bagdogra [IXB]||10:55||02 h 45 m (non-stop)|
|SpiceJet||Mumbai [BOM]||08:25||Bagdogra [IXB]||11:10||02 h 45 m (non-stop)|
|IndiGo||Hyderabad [HYD]||10:15||Bagdogra [IXB]||12:40||02 h 25 m (non-stop)|
|IndiGo||Chennai [MAA]||11:45||Bagdogra [IXB]||14:30||02 h 45 m (non-stop)|
Why NatureWings is best for Bhutan Package Tour from Bagdogra?
- Assured services in the preferred manner to enrich your best experience while stay in Bhutan
- Process e-permit in advance for visiting different places and sightseeing
- Safe and secure personal attention during a stay in Bhutan
- NatureWings takes responsibility for the entire duration of your Bhutan Tour from Bagdogra
- Make sure hassle-free and trustworthy services in Bhutan
- Get the best deals for the best properties and services as per your preferences
- You can plan a trip to Bhutan even during weekends and holidays
DISTANCE FOR BHUTAN TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA BY LAND ROUTE
|FROM||TO||DISTANCE IN KM|
|Bagdogra||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||3 hr 41 min (162.6 km) via NH 17|
|Phuntsholing||Thimphu||4 hr 16 min (146.16 km) via Phuntsholing - Thimphu Hwy|
|Hasimara [HSA]||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||40 min (19.0 km) via NH317A|
|Alipurduar JN [APDJ]||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||1 hr 31 min (60.7 km) via NH317|
|New Cooch Bihar [NCB]||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||2 hr 12 min (82.4 km) via NH317|
|New Jalpaiguri [NJP]||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||3 hr 44 min (156.4 km) via NH 17|
|Siliguri||Phuntsholing, Bhutan||3 hr 32 min (153.7 km) via NH 17|
WHICH IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK 7N 8D BHUTAN PACKAGE TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA?
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 Bagdogra.
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 Bagdogra to Bhutan Tour in winter also. Winter in Bhutan is Awesome!
According to NatureWings - the best time to book a Bhutan Package Tour from Bagdogra 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.
|March to May||Spring||10°C to 22°C|
|June to August||Summer||15°C to 28°C|
|September to November||Autumn||12° C to 26° C|
|December to February||Winter||-3° C to 10° C|
NEW ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR INDIAN TOURIST FOR BHUTAN TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA AIRPORT AS PER NEW TOURISM POLICY 2023
- For Indian passport holders no visa is required to visit Bhutan. However entry permits must be processed to enter into the country. The entry permits can be processed on arrival or in advance by a local 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, 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 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 BHUTAN TOUR PACKAGE ITINERARY FROM BAGDOGRA / SILIGURI / NJP
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT BAGDOGRA AIRPORT, TRANSFER TO PHUENTSHOLING [3 HR 56 MIN (154.1 KM) VIA NH 27]
Arrive at Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rly Station / Siliguri and start for your well deserved Bhutan Package Tour from Bagdogra. After meet and greet proceeds towards Indo-Bhutan Border Town Phuentsholing. On the way pass through Himalayan Mountain, Teesta River, Dooars forest and numerous Tea Gardens. The journey from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing is full of nature with mountains, rivers, forest and Tea Gardens. Phuentsholing is a unique town in Bhutan where no permit or Visa is required and you can stay safely in this town. Check-In at Hotel and evening is free to roam around the Bhutanese town depending on your arrival time in Phuentsholing. Overnight in Phuentsholing.
DAY 2 : PROCESS THE PERMIT AND TRANSFER TO THIMPU [130 KMS / 4.5 HRS]
After early morning breakfast, start processing the offline Permit. Our Bhutan Tour Package coordinator in Phuentsholing will help you to process the permit and you need to go through various permit related procedures including Biometric. The offline permit processing may take typically 2 to 6 hours depending on the season and the rush at the immigration office in Phuentsholing. In the meanwhile complete your lunch and once permit is processed, start for Thimphu - the capital of Bhutan. From Phuentsholing to Thimphu it takes almost 4.5 hrs to reach by car.
*** If you already processed the online permits, proceed towards the Bhutan Gate post to complete the biometric process and now you can proceed towards the Thimphu City. Once you procure the online permit, you can complete these biometric procedures in maximum 1 hr of time.
Reach Thimphu and check in at the hotel in the afternoon / evening. Get fresh and stroll around the Thimphu city. Explore the night life there, experience local beer, try karaoke, or you can enjoy hot stone bath in spa also. Complete your dinner and good night to Thimphu.
DAY 3 : FULL DAY THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING TOUR
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 Bagdogra. 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 Bagdogra. 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 4 : 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 5 : PUNAKHA TO PARO TRANSFER & LOCAL SIGHTSEEING [3 HR 8 MIN / 115.2 KM]
In the morning, after breakfast, start for Paro Trip and enroute visit :
National Museum of Bhutan : Situated right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan's culture. Built in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan's art and culture from these objects.
Drukgyal Dzong : Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist Monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro Valley in Paro District of Bhutan. The Dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. Closed as of Now.
Ta Dzong : Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968.
Rinpung Dzong : Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, 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.
Nya Mey Zam Bridge : "The Bridge with No Fish" is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong. It is one of finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river, it is ill omen. The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969.
Paro Airport View Point : This is finest valley view point to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport. This view point overlooking the Paro river along with the all the Dzongs and Monastry. Overnight in 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.
SOME FACTS TO NOTE ABOUT - THE TIGER'S NEST MONASTERY (PARO TAKTSANG)
|Location||Approx 11.7 km from Paro town, Bhutan|
|Elevation||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 : PARO TO LATAGURI, DOOARS GORUMARA FOREST [250 KMS / 7 HRS]
After breakfast, start for Lataguri and your Dooars Package Tour starts. Lataguri is the gateway of Gorumara National Park in West Bengal. Gorumara National Park is a mid-sized National Park located in Dooars region with grass land and forest and the forest is famous for One-Horn Rhino, Wild Elephant, Bison and numerous Peacocks. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight in Lataguri.
DAY 8 : LATAGURI TO BAGDOGRA / NJP - BHUTAN TOUR ENDS
In the Early morning, Enjoy the Gorumara Jungle Safari and proceeds towards Bagdogra Airport after early breakfast with a sweet Bhutan Holiday memory. cherish ur memories for Bhutan Tour Package ex Bagdogra forever.
BHUTAN TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA / NJP 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
BAGDOGRA TO BHUTAN PACKAGE EXCLUDES
- Air Fare
- 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 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN TOUR YOU MUST KNOW
- Locals call their country "Druk Yul" - which means "the Land of the Dragons"
- Bhutan has never been conquered and ruled by external forces
- Bhutan is the only Carbon Negative Country in the World
- This country was Isolated from the rest of the world until The 1970s
- You shall not find any traffic lights in Bhutan
- Bhutan is run by constitutional monarchy
- Bhutan does not consider GDP as indicator of economic growth and development
- GNH or Gross National Happiness is quantitative indicators for growth and development in Bhutan
- Bhutan is a plastics free country
- The country has less than 20 qualified pilots to fly into Bhutan's only airport
- Smoking is not allowed in Bhutan, rather it is regards as a punishable offence
- Bhutan has some highest unclimbed mountain peak in the World (Gangkhar Puensum)
- The national animal of Bhutan in Takin - a goat-antelope
- Bhutanese food are very spicy, you will find Chillies everywhere
- Education and healthcare is free for all citizens
- Archery is the national sport in Bhutan
- Bhutanese loves their king a lot. In every Bhutanese house you will find photo of his majesty
- Bhutan has very low crime rate
- Wearing national dress (Gho for men and Kira for women) is mandatory to schools, government offices or on any festivals
- Cleanliness of environment is given top most priority here
- Bhutanese people prefer to chew betel leaf and areca nut all time
- Ema Datshi is the national food of Bhutan, it is made with mix of spicy chilies and local cheese
PLACES & ACTIVITIES MUST KNOW DURING BHUTAN TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA?
- Visit Buddha Dordenma - Thimphu
- Hike Around Haa Valley - Haa
- Kayaking at Wang Chhu - Paro
- Rafting in Mo Chhu River - Punakha
- Taktsang Monastery Hiking - Paro
- Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek - Thimphu
- Take a Walk at Punakha Suspension Bridge - Punakha
- Explore National Memorial Chorten - Thimphu
- Visit Trashigang Dzong - Trashigang District
- Visit The Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu
- Visit Simtokha Dzonga - Thimphu
- Visit Trongsa Dzong - Trongsa
- Visit Rinpung Dzong - Paro
- Explore Punakha Dzong - Punakha
- Take Blessing at Gangtey Monastery - Wangdue Phodrang
- Pray at Chimi Lhakhang Temple - Punakha
- Bike Trip to Bhutan
- Camping in Thimphu
- Try Your Hand at Archery
- Mountain Biking in Bhutan
- Spot Snow Leopards at Jigme Dorji National Park
- Experience Bhutanese Cuisine - Ema Datshi
- Witness the Beauty of Kyichu Lhakhan
- Enjoy Hot Spring Therapy
- Experience Nimalung Tsechu Festival
- Enjoy a Drive at Dochula Pass
- Attend The Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival
- Explore Chele La Pass
- Budha Cave & Budha falls
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR BHUTAN PACKAGE TOUR FROM BAGDOGRA
Q. Why you will choose Bhutan Tour from Bagdogra for your next vacation?
Declared as No 1. Travel Destination in the World by Lonely Planet
Only Carbon Negative Country in the World
The only country to measure Gross National Happiness (GNH)
72% of Bhutan is under forest-covered and constitutionally protected
Highest unclimbed mountains like Mount Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drake, etc
The only country where rice is flame-colored and chilies aren't hot
Q. What are the documents required to enter Bhutan for Indian Citizens?
For Adult (Above 18) - Either Passport or Voter ID
Passport validity must be valid 6 months from the date of exit
For Minor - Either Passport or Indian Birth Certificate
Passport validity must be valid 6 months from the date of exit
Indian Birth Certificate must be written in English.
Q. Do Indian requires Visa to enter Bhutan?
No. Visa is not required. However Indian requires Permit to enter into Bhutan.
Obtaining a Permit procedure varies from your point of Entry :
Paro Airport Entry - Proceed straight to the Immigration Counter. If you carry your Passport, the Immigration officer will just put the immigration stamp with the date of exit. However, this entry permit is not valid to travel to the eastern part of Bhutan like Punakha, Bumthang, etc.
Phuentsholing Entry - here you need to process your entry permit. It may take 2 to 8 hrs depending on the rush at the counter. This permit process involves biometric data collection of tourists like fingerprint scans and Retina scans. This permit process is a time-consuming affair and involves hassles.
Q. What is Online Permit or E-Permit for Bhutan Tour?
In order to avoid the rush at the Phuentsholing Permit office, you may go for online permit processing before the journey. However, you need to fulfill the following conditions to obtain the online permit :
Your Bhutan Trip must be organized through Registered Travel agents with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)
All passengers must have the passport with 6 months validity
Hotels must be 3 Star or above registered with TCB
TCB Licensed Guide
Bhutan Number plate car
Q. Do I need to obtain another Permit to visit the eastern part of Bhutan like Punakha, Wangdue, Phobjikha, Bumthang Valley, etc for my Bhutan Tour ?
Yes, a separate permit is required if you want to visit Punakha, Wangdue, Phobjikha, Bumthang Valley from the Thimphu immigration office. NatureWings Holidays will assist you to obtain the same permit from Thimphu. However, if you have already obtained the online permit, it is already included.
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, This policy is strictly followed for the foreign Tourists (Other than India, Bangladesh, and Maldives Citizen) and the minimum tourism fees for the foreigners is $250 Per Head per night in Season and $200 Per Head per night in off-Season. Till now, there are no govt fees for Indian to obtain the permit to enter Bhutan. In early February 2020, Bhutan Govt has passed a bill in their parliament to charge a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of Rs 1200/- Per Head Per Day for the Indian Tourists also. It was supposed to implement from 1st July 2020, but due to the Covid19 pandemic, entry of tourists was not permitted from 6th March 2020. Now the Gov of Bhutan has declared to open its door for tourism from 23rd Sep 2022 with said SDF.
Q. Do I need to buy overseas medical insurance policy for visiting Bhutan?
Medical facility including supply of medicine is completely free for its citizens as well as for any visiting tourists. However, the medical facility in Bhutan is limited, only in Thimphu, you will get most advanced referral hospital. So, buying of medical insurance is not a requirement while going to Bhutan.
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. 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.
Bhutan Package Reviews
4.9 Stars Rating, out of 5
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."