India to Bhutan Trip

from $3050
Duration
Duration:
15 Days
Type
Type:
Small Group Tour
Run
Run:
Selected Dates
Overview

India to Bhutan trip offers guests the opportunity to experience the treasures of India. Visit the highlights of India; travel from Delhi, the Capital to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, and then head to Jaipur, the pink city. After that head to Bhutan where you will visit the cities of Thimpu and Punakha. Discover the highlights of Bhutan:  Himalayas, The fortess of Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, the Chimi lhakhang temple and more.

Included
  • Driver allowances, Petrol/Gas cost, Toll Tax, Parking, and Vehicle Insurance.
  • On arrival meeting & Assistance by our office Representative.
  • Exclusive assistance by our professionally trained staff.
  • Group Transportation by A/C vehicle as follow:

            - 02 – 03 Pax: Toyota Innova

            - 04 – 09 Pax: Tempo Traveler

            - 10 – 14 Pax: Mini coach

            - 15 Pax onwards: Large coach

  • Service of accompanying English-speaking tour manager
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Monument entrance fee and permits
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • 1 dinner in Jaipur
  • All presently applicable taxes.

 

  • Note: Only one transfer included during arrival / departure, additional transfers implement extra rates

 

In Bhutan:

  • Local sightseeing with entrance fees where ever applicable
  • English speaking local guide from arrival till departure
  • Inland transfers by group appropriate Non A/c vehicle

           - Toyota Hiace: 3-6 Pax

           - Toyota Hi-Roof – 7-8 Pax

           - Toyota Coaster: 9 pax and above

  • Present applicable hotel taxes and service charges
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner at respective hotels
  • Daily lunch at local tourist class restaurant
  • RGoB Royalties and taxes
  • All inland travel permits
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
Excluded
  • International / Domestic flight tickets
  • Entry visa to India
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping

Note: Flight between India and Bhutan is not included.

Itinerary
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Day 1 : New Delhi Arrival

Start you India and Nepal tour by arriving at Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met transferred to the hotel for a non-alcoholic welcome drink.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 : New Delhi Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Spend day at leisure or pre-book a Delhi city tour.

Overnight in Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Welcome Agra

Breakfast at hotel.In morning, drive to the medieval city of Agra. In afternoon, enjoy your afternoon at leisure or book an optional tour to the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Spend early evening at leisure or book an optional show about the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Agra.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Optional:

Tomb Of Itimad Ud Daulah - Agra:

Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah, known as the "Baby Taj", the first Mughal structure totally built from marble.

Mohabbat E Taj, Live Show:

A series of plays portray the immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lifestyle of Mughal era; the hardships of the artisans for 22 years.

Day 4 : Agra Tour

Early in the morning, visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). Breakfast at hotel.

Overnight in Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional: Agra Fort:

Known as the Red Fort of Agra, its palaces, grand mosques and elaborate public hall are crafted from pink-red sandstone and are testament to an era when Indo-Muslim art.

Day 5 : Bharatpur Tour

Breakfast at hotel. In morning, depart for Bharatpur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri an abandoned capital from the Mughal Empire.

In the afternoon, upon arrival in Bharatpur; check in to the hotel. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or book an optional visit to the Bird Sanctuary.

Overnight in Bharatpur.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Optional:

Bharatpur bird sanctuary tour by bicycle/paddle rickshaws:

Enjoy a visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary by bicycle/ paddle rickshaws. The reserve offers protection to faunal species, migratory water birds and waterside birds.

Day 6 : Welcome Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel.

In morning, depart for the “Pink City” of Jaipur. In afternoon, arrive in Jaipur. You may want to spend time in the oldest and busiest of markets in the walled city, Johori Bazaar, a true feast for the senses.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 : Jaipur Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Spend day at leisure or pre-book a tour of Amber Fort.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional:

Half Day Amber Fort Tour (Morning):

Visit Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture which offers extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond.

Experience With The Elephants (Late Morning):

Visit an elephant village and learn the ways to control an elephant.

Traditional Indian Cooking Lesson (Evening):

Enjoy a lesson on Indian style cooking, interact with a local family and learn about the mysteries and secrets of Indian Cooking.

Day 8 : Proceeding Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. In morning, enjoy a tour of Jaipur including a visit to the City Palace. Afterwards, continue to the impressive Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the astronomer to which this city owes its name. Afternoon at leisure.

In thr evening, enjoy an Aarti Ceremony in Birla Mandir, which is a very auspicious Hindu ritual in which we offer our prayers (traditional hindi song) to God.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 : Welcome New Delhi

After breakfast drive towards Delhi. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 : Thimphu Arrival

This morning transfer to Delhi International airport to connect flight for Bhutan. Upon arrival, in Paro you will be greeted and escorted by our Executive and continue drive to Thimpu. Arrive Thimpu and transfer to your Hotel.

Dinner and Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 11 : Thimphu Tour

Today explore Thimphu. Visit Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Paper Factory. Later, visit Sangaygang View Point (Telecom Tower), a wonderful view of Thimphu valley from the hillside below the telecommunications tower.

Overnight at Hotel, Thimphu.

Day 12 : Welcome Punakha

In the morning you will drive to Punakha, an old winter capital of Bhutan. En-route stop at Dochu La Pass, to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan's highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum.

Afternoon, you will visit one of the most impressive Punakha Dzong and later hike to the Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of Divine Madman. Afterwards, you will see Punakha Dzong or Pungthang Dechen Phodrang "Palace of Great Happiness" which is located at the confluence of two rivers (Phochu and Mochu). After that, you will visit Chimi Lhakhang that was built by lama Drukpa Kunley.

After enjoying your day, you will return back to your hotel and overnight at Punakha.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Paro Arrival

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro. First, you will visit Kichu Lhakhang. After that, you will visit Dungtshe Lhakhang; you may or may not be permitted inside but can walk around this three storey Chorten-type building. Then, you will visit Paro Rinpung Dzong.

After enjoying your day, you will go to your hotel and Overnight in Paro.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Paro Tour

In the morning hike to the Tiger’s nest. You can also take a pony ride to halfway to the most highlighted Buddhist temple in the entire Himalayas. Start with Taktshang, Tiger's Nest or Tiger's Lair as it often referred to for Taktshang Pelphung monastery.

After visiting Taktshang monastery, there is many shrines, most tours schedule lunch at the Cafeteria upon return. After lunch, retrace back to the road-head where you started in the morning (note that proper walking boots are recommended for this hike.) Further, if you have more time and ready for the more challenging day, there are several monasteries, temples, retreat houses in the surrounding area of Taktshang. Then, move to Drukgyel Dzong ruin that is located north of Paro town, near the end of the paved road.

After enjoying your day, you will overnight in your hotel in Paro.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Final Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro airport to board flight back home.

Prices
Hotels:
  • The Grand New Delhi / New Delhi
  • Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre / Agra
  • Laxmi Villas Palace / Bharatpur
  • Hilton Jaipur Hotel / Jaipur
  • Vivanta by Taj Dwarka Hotel / New Delhi
  • Le Meridien Thimphu / Thimphu
  • Dhensa Boutique Resort / Punakha
  • Le Meridien Paro / Paro

Prices
May-Sept
$ 3050 Price Per Person
Oct-April
$ 3220 Price Per Person
  • Note: These prices are valid only for minimum 2 Persons

 

Dates:

  • 21st February 2019    
  • 14th and 21st March 2019    
  • 4th and 25th April 2019    
  • 2nd and 23rd May 2019    
  • 5th and 26th September 2019    
  • 10th and 24th October 2019    
  • 14th and 28th November 2019
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best possible price. Prices are valid all the year, except during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

Child Policy

- 0 - 4.99 Free of Charge

- 5 - 10 pay 25% of tour price

- 11 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Note: If the tour package includes flights, trains, jungle safari, private monument, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

Payment Policy

An invoice shall be generated, once received confirmation on a tour. The deposit 50% of the total cost, will be required at the time of confirmation. You can pay by bank transfer or credit card. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. The balance 50% is payable 30 days before the commencement of the tour plus any applicable insurance premiums.

Note: Kindly note that in special cases wherein a hotel requires 100% payment in advance (during festive period i.e. Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year, etc.), will be payable along with 50% tour deposit. As per hotel policy, this amount will not be refundable.

Tour Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing. The cancellation charges shall be as follows:

  • If you cancel before 45 days of tour commencement date, there will be no cancellation fees, except components which require per booking (train, flight and safaris).
  • If you cancel on or before 44-30 days of tour commencement date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • If you cancel on or before 29-15 days of tour commencement date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Less than 14 Days before arrival 100% cancellation will be applicable.
Changes By You

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline/ train fees or penalties.

Passports & Visa Fees

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required; in addition, travelers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveler.

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