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Golden Triangle with Bhutan

(Itinerary ID : TP2673)
Package Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan - Paro - Thimpu - Trongsa - Punakha
Starting Price : US$ 1645 Onwards per person
Tour can be customized according to your specific requirements
Golden Triangle with Bhutan tour takes you round the magnificent places of the small kingdom of Bhutan nestled in the eastern Himalayas and also offers temples pilgrimage in Mathura & Vrindavan city for unforgettable holiday vacation in India.

Detailed Itinerary

Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi - Jaipur (250 km- 5 hrs)
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After traditional Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at the airport & to our hotel for check-in. After some rest & breakfast in the hotel we will check-out of the hotel & proceed for Delhi sightseeing. At 1000 hrs, we will take you for a half Day sightseeing tour of Humayun's Tomb, Lotus temple (Closed on Monday) & Qutub Minar.
Later we will leave for Jaipur, the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet & assist you to check-in at our hotel. Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)

Day - 2 - Jaipur
After an early breakfast, we drive 11 km to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride on elephant back & reach Fort situated on hill & then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory & Palace of Winds. Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)
Optional Excursion to Chokhi Dhani : An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Guests can move around freely & enjoy the evening. Later drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 3 - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (260 km - 6 hrs)
After breakfast, we'll depart at 0900 hrs to Agra. En route we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces & courts. Further proceed to Agra, upon arrival we check-in hotel at Agra. Evening at leisure. Overnight Hotel- Agra. (B)

Day - 4 - Agra
Taj MahalAgra, erstwhile capital of great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal. It has always fascinated Indians & foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations.
After early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5 km long & is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort.
Later in the afternoon we visit Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, built by Noor Jahan, wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Before Taj Mahal was built, its rough design was already standing in the form of Itmad ud Daulah's Tomb. Next we visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. In the evening enjoy the Magic show performed by the local magician. Overnight Hotel- Agra. (B)

Day - 5 - Agra - Mathura & Vrindavan - Delhi (220 km - 5 hrs)
Early morning post breakfast we will depart for Delhi at 0730 hrs, En route we visit Mathura (Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) & Vrindavan (Bankey Bihari Temple & ISKCON Temple) (Temples are closed in between 1200-1600 hrs), related with birth & childhood of Lord Krishna.
Later we continue our drive to Delhi, upon arrival our guide will take you for a sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, then drive around India Gate & President's House. Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day - 6 - Delhi - (Flt: KB-203 / 1115 - 1500 Hrs.) Paro - Thimpu ( 55 km-2 hrs )
Today on time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Paro. The flight to Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the scintillating scenery of the world's highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) & Ta Dzong (watch tower). On arrival you will be received by our representative & will be transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. In the evening you can take a stroll around town's main street. Overnight Hotel- Thimpu (B, D)

Day - 7 - Thimphu
National Library, ThimphuToday will be a full Day sightseeing in Thimphu valley, visiting National Library it holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts, modern academic books & printing blocks for prayer flags. Painting School famous for traditional Thangkha paintings. Traditional Medicine Institute the rich herbal medicines abundant in Kingdom is prepared here. Institute also imparts the art of herbal medicines to would be practitioner. Memorial Chorten the beautiful stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's 3rd King. Paintings & statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Trashichhodzong the beautiful fortress/monastery which houses Secretariat building, King's Throne room & other government's offices. Its also summer residence of Chief Abbot. Handicrafts Emporium it displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven & crafted products. Overnight Hotel- Thimphu (B, L,D)

Day - 8 - Thimphu - Trongsa ( 200 km- 6 hours )
After an early breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass (3080m). If weather permits, you can see a range of high Himalayan peaks towards the north-east. Following peaks can be seen from this Pass, on a clear Day Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m), Terigang (7060m), Jejegangphugang (7158m), Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m), table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana finally Gangkar Punsum, highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Later drive onwards arriving Wangdiphodrang town for lunch. Descent from Dochula into Wangdiphodrang valley is quite long as the altitude difference is 1,700 meters. Proceed to Trongsa across Pelela pass (3300 m), the traditional boundary between east & west. The pass is marked by a large prayer flag & the ground is covered with high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, which was built in 18th century by a Lama named Shida, it is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. Arrive Trongsa & check into a lodge. Overnight Lodge - Trongsa (B, L,D)

Day - 9 - Trongsa - Punakha ( 135 km - 4 hrs )
After breakfast walk by Trongsa Dzong built by Shabdrung in year 1647 & visit the Ta Dzong (watch tower), dedicated to Buddhist epic hero, King Gesar of Ling. After Lunch drive to Punakha, en route visiting 17th century majestic Wangdi Dzong followed by visit to local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate & stone carvings. Overnight Hotel- Punakha. (B, L,D)

Day - 10 - Punakha - Paro ( 125 km - 4 hrs)
Punakha DzongMorning visit to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, & still serves as the winter residence of the monk community. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake & flood. The latest flood of October 1994 caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared the statue of Buddha Jojampa. After lunch, proceed to Paro en route visit traditional Bhutanese farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people & their culture. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel. Overnight Hotel- Paro (B, L,D)

Day - 11 - Paro
Today will be a full Day sightseeing in Paro valley including visit to Ta Dzong, National Museum which in the past served as watch tower for the Paro Dzong. Then walk down the trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang. After lunch drive to Drukgeyl Dzong, built in 1647 by Shabdrung to commemorate Bhutanese victory in war in 1644 over Tibetans. Also en route visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest & most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight Hotel- Paro (B, L,D)

Day - 12 - Paro - Delhi ( Flt: KB-202 / 0730 - 1015 Hrs.)
After breakfast on time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi you will be met by our representative & will be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay at hotel.(B)

Day - 13 - Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage & ensures a punctual transfer to the Airport for your onward travel.

Price Details

Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
Based on minimum 02 pax US$ 1645 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 04 pax US$ 1575 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 08 pax US$ 1545 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 12 pax US$ 1535 per person on twin sharing basis
Extra Bed US$ 1500
Single room supplement US$ 200

Airfare extra (Airfares are subject to change as per airlines notification)
Delhi - Paro US$ 333 per person in economy class
Paro - Delhi US$ 333 per person in economy class

Flight Frequency
Delhi - Paro Flight operates on Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Paro - Delhi Flight operates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Note :
  • Rates are not valid from 20 December to 10 January
  • Monument charges : US$ 55 per person extra
  • Optional tour to Chokhi Dhani : US$ 12 per person extra
Above Cost Includes :
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis with early check in facility.
  • Breakfast
  • All meals in Bhutan
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary in India.
  • Non A/C transportation as per itinerary in Bhutan.
  • Local English speaking guide in Bhutan
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Magic show in Agra.
  • Monument charges in Bhutan.
  • All presently applicable taxes.

Cost Does Not Include :
  • Any airfare or airport tax.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Monument charges.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.

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