It was my second trip to Bhutan and you will really be shocked at the kind of amazement I had to go through. My previous trip was superb but this one was a sweet tragedy as this time, I was with my family. A family traveling together creates sweet chaos that I would like to share.
We had it planned earlier but…
For my extraordinary Bhutan family tour, we started planning three months prior to the trip. We spent around 2 weeks doing a detailed research and browsed various budget customized Bhutan tour packages. After talking with a few travel agents, we finalized on Kamakhya Bhutan tour operators who did not give us any chance to regret our decision. And finally, we started our incredible journey to Bhutan!
Day-1: Drive till Kolkata and flying off to Paro
Firstly we hire a cab to reach Kolkata from Asansol in the early morning, as our flight was from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. Then we board a direct flight up to Paro International Airport. The view of whole Bhutan from this airport is mesmerizing.
At the airport, our driver immediately ushered us into his AC cab and we headed towards our hotel. After that, we had our dinner and jumped into our beds for a relaxing sleep.
Day-2: What actually happened during our travel to Memorial Chorten?
Next morning, we started early our trip to Thimphu (capital of Bhutan). We reached Thimphu by afternoon and had our lunch. Then we started our tour by visiting Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in honor of the late third king.
Next, we went to Buddha Dordenma, famous for its Shakyamuni statue of Buddha. This is the place was no less than a wonder!
On our way, we also explore Tashichho Dzong and Changangkha Lhakhang, whose beauty is still sticking in our mind.
Day-3: What happened in Punakha?
On the 3rd day, we left for Punakha. I must say Punakha was simply breathtaking with all its beauty! As we reach, we were totally amazed by stunning views of Druk Wangyal Chorten. Located at Dochula Pass, Druk Wangyal Chorten has 108 memorial chortens and is home to the Lhakhang Temple.
After warming up with the coffee break in nearby cafes, we headed for Punakha Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan. Our guide narrated numerous stories associated related to this Dzong.
After that, we went to the Suspension Bridge nearby, standing at which, we could feel the peaceful vibrations in the noise of the Pho Chhu River flowing underneath.
At evening, we went to our hotel, Rigsum Hotel, the best one on our entire 5 days Bhutan tour.
Day-4: What we saw in Paro?
We welcomed another great morning in Bhutan and it was the time to head to Paro! At morning, we covered here Rinpung Dzong, National Museum and Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. Later, we spent the evening exploring cafés and souvenir shops on the colorful streets of Paro. Post some hearty shopping in Bhutan, we returned to our hotel, Takstang Paradise.
Day-5: A heartbreaking goodbye to Bhutan
On the last day, we checked out from our hotel and transferred to Paro International Airport. From there we flew back to Kolkata with the outstanding memories. It is the time to say goodbye to Bhutan with holding loads of memories.
A Flashback to how I had reviewed my earlier Bhutan trip!!
“I visited Bhutan with my family last month the tour arranged by Vicky Sir was awesome. We were pleased with his hospitality. He has answered our calls when we needed even after midnight. He treats his tourists as his near and dear ones. We thank Kamakhya Bhutan for taking care of everything and making this for us a very safe all girls trip to Bhutan.”
Helpful Tips for Future Travelers!!
I eagerly want to mention some tips for those, who are going to visit Bhutan very soon-
- Don’t forget to carry your passport along with voter ID card for entry formalities.
- Indian currency would work everywhere, so you should not need to worry about the formalities of currency exchange.
- Carry enough food and water during your day trip.
- Bhutanese can also speak both in Hindi and English fluently, so language won’t be a barrier for you.