Saturday. You get off on your journey from India! On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be going to the pre-booked hotel where you relax before you get ready to explore the next day trip. We meet in the evening at 18:00. Perhaps visit Akshardham – the largest and the most renowned Hindu temple in the world! Followed by an overnight stay in Delhi!
Get ready for a fun-filled day of sightseeing in Delhi. Starting with the old city we go on to discover the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid, India’s largest and oldest mosque. Proceed to Raj Ghat, where an eternal flame burns at the site of Gandhi’s cremation. Proceed to explore New Delhi and see highlights including the ceremonial Rajpath and the India Gate war memorial. In the evening enjoy a tempting dinner back at the hotel.
Get towards the world-famed city of Jaipur. The iconic attractions of the UNESCO-listed Pink City await for a regal sightseeing experience. Visit the royal legacy of City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar observatory. This illustrious site is home to 19 separate astrological instruments, including the world’s largest stone sundial.
Get off your beds early this morning if you wish to join our exciting Balloon Over Jaipur add-on. Climb aboard a hot air balloon and sail over palaces, temples and forts, with the exciting Pink City in the backdrop. Later you pick up a jeep ride to reach out to the splendid Amber Fort. Built on four levels and spread across the shores of the beaming Maota Lake, this impressive 16th century fortress is preserved and maintained to excellence. On our way back to Jaipur we stop at a local cotton weaving cottage set-up to have a look at the fabric dyeing by the locals.
We bid goodbye to Jaipur as we travel to the village of Abhaneri to see the Chand Baori step well, which features 3,500 steps. The one-of-a-kind site also starred in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’. We then arrive in Bharatpur and take a fun-filled bicycle rickshaw ride through Keoladeo Ghana National Park, an important wetland reserve and habitat for birds. Stay in the Bharatpur overnight.
We head towards the well-preserved city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for more than 400 years due to water scarcity. Later as we reach Agra we take a tour of Agra Fort before reaching out to the iconic Taj Mahal – One of the existing seven wonders of the world. Take your time enjoying the timeless architectural marvel to detail and take back with you the lifetime memories.
Time to return to Delhi. Reach there before noon. You have your time to explore the place as you please.
Saturday. It’s time to fly to Bhutan. You board the direct flight to Paro. As you reach the destination airport you are received by the guide and are taken to your pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your ease. Please note: The flight is not included in the cost of this tour.
Our first day of the tour in the mesmerizing Bhutan begins with a tour of the National Museum, home to over 3,000 instances of Bhutanese art. The museum is located in an old ta dzong (watchtower) and is perched on top of a hill with beautiful surrounding views. Post that we continue to the amazing Rinphung Dzong Buddhist monastery before we head over to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. Here, a vibrant weekend market is waiting for you, where you would see local vendors selling traditional cuisine including the famous Bhutanese honey, dried fish and yak.
The day begins with the guided tour of the top attractions and highlights of Thimphu. Furnished with notable places like Drubthob Nunnery and Memorial Chorten that are essentially the most celebrated tourist spots of Bhutan. This further adds on the equally renowned Folk Heritage Museum and Takin Preserve. This wildlife reserve is home to the unusual-looking Takin which is the national animal of Bhutan. This is followed by a visit to several handicraft workshops at one of the biggest Emporiums in the vicinity.
The trekking adventure awaits you at the Dochula Pass, which is located 3,100m above the sea level. Here you are going to see the astonishingly snow-capped Himalayas and visit the spectacular Punakha Valley. This continues with a leisurely hike along the amazing surroundings that way towards the temple of Chimi Lhakhang. Later in the day visit Punakha Dzong, the former seat of government power in Bhutan, located at a point where two rivers meet!
This morning we take another scenic walk through rice fields and along the banks of the river to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a visibly captivating hill-top temple. From here we continue to walk towards the traditional villages of Talo or Nobgang, located on a mountain ridge. After having a delicious lunch we would head towards the Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery which is home to a large bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of compassion in Buddhism. By the evening we will drive back to Paro.
This morning is going to take you to the incredibly steep and winding path to the dazzling Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Regarded as one of the most iconic sites in Bhutan. The walk is tough but highly rewarding as you are going to experience the hike of your life. We have a cafeteria at the halfway mark which we will halt at to rest and relish the view. As you move a bit ahead you would pass a plunging waterfall before reaching the destination monastery to explore its shrines and temples.
The incredible journey comes to an end and we have you transferred to the airport with all the wonderful memories accompanying you forever.