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Eastern Wonders: Kolkata, Sunderban & Bhutan

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Eastern Wonders: Kolkata, Sunderban & Bhutan is a mesmerizing journey that takes you from the bustling streets of Kolkata to the tranquil mangrove forests of Sunderban and the mystical landscapes of Bhutan. Immerse yourself in Kolkata's vibrant culture, historical landmarks, and bustling markets. Experience the wild beauty of Sunderban National Park on thrilling safaris, encountering diverse wildlife and breathtaking natural scenery. In Bhutan, explore ancient monasteries, trek to iconic landmarks like Tiger's Nest Monastery, and discover the rich cultural heritage of Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro valleys. This comprehensive itinerary offers a harmonious balance of adventure, culture, and relaxation, showcasing the best of Eastern India and Bhutan's captivating wonders.

Day 1: Welcome to Kolkata

Upon your arrival in Kolkata, our team warmly welcomes you at the airport. After a smooth transfer to your hotel, take some time to settle in and get acquainted with the bustling energy of the city. Kolkata, known as the 'City of Joy', offers a rich blend of culture, history, and modernity, making it a fascinating place to begin your journey.


Day 2: Kolkata City Exploration

After a hearty breakfast, delve into Kolkata's captivating history and vibrant culture. Start your day with a visit to the Victoria Memorial, an imposing marble structure that serves as a reminder of India's colonial past. Continue to the Marble Palace, a stunning mansion known for its exquisite architecture and art collection. Spend your afternoon exploring the bustling New Market and College Street, where you can shop for unique souvenirs, books, and local crafts. End your day with a leisurely stroll across the iconic Howrah Bridge, soaking in the views of the Hooghly River and the city's bustling waterfront.


Day 3: Journey to Sunderban

Today, embark on a scenic journey to Sunderban, one of the world's largest mangrove forests and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you drive through the picturesque countryside, admire the lush landscapes and unique biodiversity of this ecologically rich region. Upon arrival, settle into your serene resort nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Sunderban forest. Take this opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with nature.


Day 4: Sunderban Safari Adventure

Wake up to the sounds of nature and prepare for an exhilarating safari in Sunderban National Park. Board a boat and navigate through the intricate network of waterways, keeping an eye out for the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers that roam freely in this pristine wilderness. As you explore the dense mangrove forests, you'll also encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including crocodiles, deer, and a myriad of bird species. Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the park's unique ecosystem, wildlife conservation efforts, and the cultural significance of the Sundarbans to the local communities.


Day 5: Return to Kolkata & Flight to Paro After breakfast, bid farewell to the enchanting wilderness of Sunderban and return to Kolkata. Depending on your flight timings, you may have some free time to explore more of Kolkata's vibrant markets, historical landmarks, and cultural attractions. Later, catch a flight to Paro, Bhutan, a scenic town nestled in the Himalayas. Upon arrival, our team will greet you and assist with your hotel transfer, ensuring a seamless transition to the next leg of your journey.


Day 6: Paro’s Highlights

Kick off your day with a memorable hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Trek through enchanting pine forests, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Upon reaching the monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside, explore its sacred halls, chapels, and meditation caves. Learn about the monastery's history, legends, and the spiritual significance it holds for Bhutanese people. Later, visit the National Museum, housed in an ancient watchtower, to discover a fascinating collection of Bhutanese art, artifacts, and cultural exhibits. Conclude your day with a visit to the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most revered temples, reflecting the country's rich Buddhist heritage.


Day 7: Thimphu Exploration

Today, venture into the heart of Bhutan as you explore its vibrant capital, Thimphu. Begin your day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Buddha Dordenma Statue, a magnificent 169-foot tall bronze figure overlooking the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Thimphu valley. Continue to the historic Tashichho Dzong, a grand fortress-monastery that serves as the seat of Bhutan's government and the summer residence of the Chief Abbot. Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture and traditions at the Textile Museum and Folk Heritage Museum, where you can learn about the country's rich textile traditions, traditional crafts, and cultural practices. Conclude your day with a leisurely stroll around the city, soaking in the lively atmosphere, bustling markets, and charming architecture.


Day 8: Scenic Drive to Punakha

Embark on a breathtaking drive to Punakha, traversing the scenic Dochula Pass adorned with fluttering prayer flags and offering panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. As you descend into the lush Punakha valley, admire the picturesque landscapes, terraced rice fields, and traditional Bhutanese villages along the way. Upon arrival, explore the magnificent Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, known for its impressive architecture, intricate woodwork, and rich historical significance. Take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the Temple of Fertility, dedicated to the Divine Madman, renowned for its unique traditions, beliefs, and colorful frescoes.


Day 9: Discover Paro Valley

Return to Paro and spend the day exploring its picturesque valley, ancient landmarks, and vibrant cultural attractions. Begin with a visit to the historic Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery showcasing traditional Bhutanese architecture, ornate woodwork, and beautiful murals depicting Buddhist legends and stories. Cross the traditional covered bridge, Nyamai Zampa, connecting the dzong to the town, and wander through the bustling Paro Market, renowned for its handicrafts, textiles, and local products. Continue to the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred temples, featuring intricate murals, prayer wheels, and spiritual relics. In the evening, take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil Paro River, enjoying the serene ambiance, lush landscapes, and scenic views of the surrounding mountains.


Day 10: Farewell Bhutan

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting land of Bhutan as you are transferred to Paro International Airport for your onward journey. Reflect on your unforgettable experiences, cultural discoveries, and the cherished memories you've created during your Eastern Wonders adventure.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.