On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e. 4 to 4 hours drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars - On arrival at Phuentsholling Check into hotel - The border of India and Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholling - Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholling or Jaigaon.
Early morning breakfast Obtain permit with assistance from our representative - Proceed for Thimpu The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas - The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style - It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity - Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters - 7710 feet - Reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Early morning breakfast - Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas - After lunch visit Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa - Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo - The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan - Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs - Over night stay in Thimphu.
Punakha is situated at an elevation of 1300 meters 4265 feet - Punakha is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot) - Its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers - It offers splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula Pass situated at an elevation of 3050 meters 10065 feet on Thimphu Punakha road - The pass is also popular spiritual place for both locals and tourists because of an important temple that is located on the crest of Dochula pass - Visit Punakha Dzong - Punakha Dzong was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637 Drive back to reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Thimphu Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization - The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route - Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 - It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche - Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.
Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) Dooars New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri One can stay in Dooars or drive directly to Airport or station - Siliguri is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 5 hours drive Forwarding journey.