Eastern Wonders: Kolkata, Sunderban & Bhutan
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Eastern India and Bhutan with our "Eastern Wonders" tour. Begin in Kolkata, where you'll explore its rich history and cultural heritage, including iconic landmarks like the Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge. Venture into the UNESCO-listed Sunderban mangrove forests for thrilling wildlife encounters, and continue your adventure with a visit to the enchanting landscapes of Bhutan. Discover the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, delve into Bhutanese culture in Thimphu, and explore Punakha's historical landmarks. This 10-day odyssey promises a blend of heritage, nature, and spirituality in an enchanting part of the world.
Day 1: Arrival in Kolkata
Your journey begins with a warm welcome in Kolkata. Upon landing at the airport, our representative will greet you and ensure your comfortable transfer to your hotel. Take some time to unwind and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling city.
Day 2: Kolkata City Tour
After a refreshing breakfast, embark on a full-day exploration of Kolkata, delving into its rich history and cultural heritage. Your itinerary includes visits to iconic landmarks such as the splendid Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel that echoes the grandeur of the British Raj. You'll also explore the magnificent Marble Palace, renowned for its striking architecture and art collection. As you continue, immerse yourself in the local culture at bustling markets like New Market and College Street, perfect for shopping for unique souvenirs and books. Don't miss a leisurely stroll along the iconic Howrah Bridge, one of Kolkata's defining landmarks.
Day 3: Kolkata to Sunderban
Today, you'll embark on a picturesque drive from Kolkata to Sunderban, one of the world's largest mangrove forests and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon your arrival, our team will ensure a seamless transfer to your serene resort. Here, you can relax and rejuvenate amidst the tranquility of nature.
Day 4: Sunderban National Park Safari
Set your alarm for an early morning adventure—a thrilling safari in Sunderban National Park. Board a boat and navigate the intricate waterways, keeping a keen eye out for the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers that call this region home. While exploring the park's dense mangrove forests, you'll also encounter a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, deer, and a diverse array of bird species. Your expert guide will provide captivating insights into the park's unique ecosystem and its inhabitants.
Day 5: Sunderban to Kolkata / Flight to Paro
Bid adieu to Sunderban after breakfast and return to Kolkata. Depending on your flight schedule, you'll either be whisked away to the airport for your flight to Paro, Bhutan, or granted free time to further explore the vibrant city of Kolkata. Upon arrival in Paro, our friendly representative will be on hand to welcome you and ensure your smooth transfer to your hotel, where you can unwind in comfort.
Day 6: Paro - Tiger's Nest Monastery & Cultural Exploration
A memorable day awaits, beginning with a visit to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, also known as Taktsang Monastery. Commence your journey with a scenic hike through enchanting pine forests, savoring breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Upon reaching the monastery, perched dramatically on a cliff, you'll explore its sacred halls and chambers, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere and learning about the monastery's history and legends. The afternoon beckons you to the National Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Bhutanese artifacts, and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred temples.
Day 7: Thimphu - Capital City Discovery
A delightful day in Thimphu begins after breakfast. You'll journey to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu, where a world of exploration awaits. Your day includes a visit to the magnificent Buddha Dordenma Statue, a stunning 169-foot tall bronze figure that offers panoramic city views. Continue your cultural immersion at Tashichho Dzong, a majestic fortress serving as the seat of Bhutan's government and the summer residence of the Chief Abbot. A visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a striking stupa dedicated to global peace, deepens your connection to Bhutan's heritage. Discover Bhutanese culture further at the Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, and vibrant craft markets. Conclude your day with a leisurely city stroll to absorb the lively atmosphere.
Day 8: Punakha - Historical Landmarks & Scenic Beauty
Embark on a breathtaking drive to Punakha, traversing the picturesque Dochula Pass adorned with fluttering prayer flags and offering panoramic Himalayan views. The striking Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, invites you to explore its magnificent architecture. A short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the Temple of Fertility, dedicated to the Divine Madman, is rich with unique traditions and beliefs. Soak in the serene beauty of Punakha Valley, surrounded by lush rice fields and picturesque landscapes.
Day 9: Punakha to Paro - Paro Valley Exploration
Return to Paro and dedicate the day to exploring the picturesque Paro Valley. Your adventure encompasses a visit to the historic Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery that showcases traditional Bhutanese architectural splendor. Cross the traditional covered bridge, Nyamai Zampa, and wander through the vibrant Paro Market, celebrated for its handicrafts and local products. Delve into the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred temples, with its intricate murals and spiritual significance. In the evening, you can take a relaxing stroll along the Paro River and soak in the peaceful ambiance.
Day 10: Departure from Paro
After breakfast, bid farewell to the enchanting land of Bhutan as you are transferred to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.
- 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.