Golden Triangle Tour with Bhutan

Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days

Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro

Tour Overview: Golden Triangle Tour with Bhutan

India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour or the Golden Triangle Tour with Bhutan beautifully combines the cultures and traditions of these South Asian countries. The 11-day itinerary provides a good overview of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India, other prominent locations, and the ancient wealth of Bhutan. Explore magnificent architecture and learn about the Indo-Islamic history of India. Later, when you visit Bhutan's prehistoric relics, you will acquire insight into Bhutanese lifestyle and tradition. In India, it contains popular tourist attractions in three cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The journey then moves on to Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha to explore Bhutan's dzongs (fortresses), Buddhist temples, rural beauty, and well-preserved culture.

Tour itinerary: India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi

Welcome to our India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour! A person from Book Golden Triangle Tours will greet you upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport. Following that, you will be taken to the hotel. Today is a free day for exploring one's own As per the time available as per your arrival time, you can wander around the accommodations area or explore some places close by from the hotel.

Delhi offers a wealth of history, culture, roadways shopping and food, with numerous locations to see and things to do. Probably you may take a rickshaw ride around the streets of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

On the second day of your Golden Triangle Tour with Bhutan! After breakfast in the morning, Firstly, you visit the greatest Islamic mosque, Jama Masjid that was erected in the 17th century that has two tall minarets and some modest domes. The upper floor is that large that it can adjust 25,000 people. Explore 42 m tall India Gate that is an honorary monument of troops who demised in the First World War. Then travel via Parliament and President House to stop by Akshardham Temple that has a mind-blowing interior.

Furthermore, you proceed to other historical landmarks like Qutub Minar, appearing like the tilting Tower of Pisa and a red sandstone Mughal bastion Red Fort (Lal Qila) constructed the 16th century. Also, visit Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and located in his cremation spot.

Proceed for touring to a UNESCO world heritage site, Humayun’s Tomb, a Persian style monument where the ruler of the Mughal Empire stayed. Then, view a Bahai faith monument, Lotus Temple whose design looks like a lotus flower. The temple construction includes 27 flower petals constructed of marble. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra (230kms/4hrs)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart for Taj City, Agra, by road. Upon arrival, check into the pre-arranged hotel. After lunch, explore the Agra fort, which houses the halls for private and public audiences and other palaces. Also, visit the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, and the Mehtab Bagh. In the evening, visit the local markets and famous marble shop. Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (230kms/4hrs)

On 4th day of your India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour! Begin your Agra tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal, the embodiment of love. Taj Mahal falls under one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is also enlisted in UNESCO's global heritage sites. Several domestic and foreign tourists travel to Agra simply for a peek at the Taj Mahal. The sunrise and sunset are amazingly visible from the palace while they light up the sky. After breakfast, leave for Jaipur, On route, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned Mughal town. Continue driving to Jaipur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In the evening, it is free for you to choose your own activities. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing

After a delicious breakfast, travel to Jaipur for the city tour. First, observe the class of Rajput architecture and vibrant Rajasthani culture. Then, enjoy an elephant ride to the Amber Fort. Next, visit Jaipur City Palace, recognised for its cultural importance and architectural grandeur. Opposite the City Palace stand Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal. Also referred to as the Royal Observatory, it features a collection of astronomy equipment. Next, go shopping at Bapu Bazar, Johari Bazaar, and Mirza Ismail Road. Following sightseeing, head to the hotel for a night's stay.

Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi (280kms/6hrs)

After a delicious breakfast in the morning, drive back to Delhi. On arrival, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. The rest day is free for you to visit some popular markets, test local food, etc. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 07: Delhi - Paro, Bhutan by Flight / Paro to Thimphu (55kms/1hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, departure from Delhi to Paro by flight. You will be transferred at Indira Gandhi International Airport by our Delhi representative. Take in the magnificent sight as you arrive at small Paro airport. Our Bhutanese expert will greet you there and move you to Thimphu.

After breakfast at the hotel, departure from Delhi to Paro by flight. You will be transferred at Indira Gandhi International Airport by our Delhi representative. Take in the magnificent sight as you arrive at small Paro airport. Our Bhutanese expert will greet you there and move you to Thimphu.

After getting out the Paro airport, go to Airport Bird’s Eye Viewpoint, one of the popular places for Paro exploring. The viewpoint presents a beautiful view of the perspectives making you thrilled for your Bhutan tour.

Then drive further for about 20 minutes to reach Kechu Lhakhang, one of the most pleasant places in Paro. The 7th century Kiichu is a beautiful temple with a rich history and elaborate mural paintings of former kings. It is believed that there was a giant demon who prevented the spread of Buddhism throughout Tibet. So to prevent the demon from doing so, the Bhutanese built the Keechu Temple.

Afterwards proceed to Thimphu, where you may perhaps make the evening walking near the Thimphu shops and also enjoying the Bhutanese foods. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 08: Thimphu Tour

Today 08th day of your Golden Triangle Tour with Bhutan! After breakfast, depart for tour of thimphu. As the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu is busier than Paro. You start by going to the National Library, which has an important collection of Buddhist manuscripts on display. Also, visit the Folk Heritage Museum as well, which features a display of the mediaeval ornaments and daily activities of Bhutanese farmers.

An additional attraction in Thimphu on this day is the Memorial Chorten. The temple was constructed as a memorial in 1974 to honour the late King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The fact that this stupa is not dome-shaped, as most stupas are, distinguishes it from other stupas. The spherical outer portion is shaped like a pyramid.

Additional locations where you can learn about Bhutanese history and traditional handicraft manufacturing techniques include the Traditional Handmade Paper Factory and the School of Arts and Crafts. Visit the magnificent Tashichho Dzong (Thimphu Dzong), a stronghold that currently serves as home to the National Handicraft Emporium and Bhutan's government buildings. Sleep in Thimphu.

Day 09: Thimphu – Punakha (75kms/2hrs)

Today, after breakfast, you'll get a guided tour of Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Stop at the mountain pass of Dochula en route. To pay tribute to the soldiers who died in battle in 2003, it was constructed in 2005 on the Queen Mother of Bhutan's orders. The pass provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, including Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan's tallest peak.

Take a short stroll to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the fertility temple and the temple of the divine madman. It is fascinating to stroll through the surrounding villages and rice fields. Bhutanese believed that by visiting this holy site, infertile couples would be blessed with fertility.

Visit Punakha Dzong, the second-oldest and second-largest stronghold in Bhutan, which is situated where the Pho Chu and the Mo Chu rivers converge. Another name for the fort is Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, which translates to "the palace of great happiness or bliss." With its conquered walls, timber windows, and central six-story tower, it has an artistic appearance. The castle is decorated with a tall gold Buddha statue, a statue of Sakyamuni, and 1,000 Buddha paintings. Punakha, spend the night.

Day 10: Punakha to Paro (115kms/3hrs)

On the 10th day of your India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour! After breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and leave for Paro by road. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Many of Bhutan's ancient monasteries and temples are located in the stunning Paro valley. Paro is home to the nation's sole airport. Mount Chomolhari (7,300 metres), which is located in the valley's northernmost section and whose glacier-fed water creates the Pachu that flows through it, is also a resident.

A massive fort/monastery from the fifteenth century, Paro Dzong, also called Rinpung Dzong, serves as the Dzongkhag's administrative hub. We arrive at the Drukgyal Dzong ruins after a morning drive to the north of Paro Valley. designed in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the momentous victories it was designed to celebrate.Investigate the ramparts and relive the recollections of an illustrious past.

Day 11: Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, One of Bhutan's most notable landmarks is one that we'll be climbing today. Monastery Taktsang, also known as Tiger's Nest.

Taktsang Monastery: A one-hour climb to the cafeteria provides another vantage point from which to take in the breathtaking vista of the monastery. On the cliffs, prayer flags are displayed, and in the eighth century, Guru Padmasambhava is said to have arrived riding a tigress.

Day 12: Paro (Departure)

Today last day of your India Golden Triangle and Bhutan Tour! We shall wave heartfelt farewell to this magnificent Himalayan country We hope that at this point you have made some friends and have many wonderful images and memories of Bhutan. And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Delek Tashi

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