Golden Triangle With Bhutan Expedition (India & Bhutan)

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

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Guided tour of Delhi - Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Rajghat, Humayun Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Qutub Minar. Sightseeing tour of Agra - Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Jaipur sightseeing tour - Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal and the local bazaars of Jaipur. Rickshaw ride in Delhi and Elephant ride in Jaipur. Excursion to Thimphu - the capital city of Bhutan. Visit the Simtokha Dzong - the oldest Dzong of Bhutan. Spend time clicking photographs at the Punakha Dzong - most photogenic Dzong of Bhutan. Hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery perched on a steep clifftop overlooking the Paro valley. Interact with the rural Bhutanese people on the go.

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Duration: 13 Days
Starts in: Delhi

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GeTS Holidays

GeTS Holidays is an online tour operator and provides complete India tour solutions to domestic and foreign tourists.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT DELHI

On arrival at Delhi International Airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Delhi. Delhi: It is a city that has been an idyllic symbol of the magnificent past and thriving present of India. It has never failed to amaze its visitors with its beautiful blend of various nationalities, diverse cultures & traditions, heritage of the bygone eras and its modern lifestyle all rolled into one. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

DAY 2: DELHI SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you and drive past Red Fort, to reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun's Tomb - first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares with water passage channels. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honour of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar - the tallest brick minaret in the world - that marks the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

DAY 3: DELHI - JAIPUR [235 Km/Approx. 5 Hrs]

After breakfast, proceed with a drive to Jaipur. Jaipur: This city is known as the Pink City of India due to extensive use of pink sandstone in various buildings of the city. Its monuments showcase a myriad of architectural styles and its vibrant bazaars are famous for traditional handicrafts and jewellery. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings. On reaching Jaipur, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

DAY 4: JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing tour with a visit to the Amer Fort. It is a hill fort built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. This fort displays various prominent monuments like private halls, pavilions, private chambers for the King and the Rajput women. It stands as a testimony to the golden era of Rajput rule in Jaipur. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here to and fro the fort. Next visit the City Palace. It is the royal Palace of Jaipur located on the banks of Pichola Lake. It boasts former private and public meeting chambers of the Kings, giant silver vessels, courtyards, beautifully-designed gateways, intricately-carved private chambers of the King and much more. Visit the Jantar Mantar - an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. End the day with visit to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds. This is a five-storey palace built in the year 1799 during Rajput era in Jaipur. The main highlight of this palace is the intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with beautiful latticework.Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

DAY 5: JAIPUR - AGRA [240 Km/Approx. 4-5 hrs] ENROUTE FATEHPUR SIKRI

After breakfast, drive to Agra. En route, visit the 16th century Fatehpur Sikri that boasts some of the magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era. Here visit the Panch Mahal (a five storey palace built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar), Buland Darwaza (the highest gateway in the world built by Emperor Akbar in 1601 to commemorate his victory over Gujarat) and much more. Continue driving to Agra. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, visit the Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi. The Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience ) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are a must-see attractions here. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

DAY 6: AGRA - DELHI [205 Km/Approx. 4-5 Hrs]

Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal - the most extravagant symbol of love, dedication and purity ever that took almost 22 years to build. It is an ivory-white marble monument where rests the mortals of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (who built Taj Mahal) and his wife (Mumtaz). An interesting fact about this stunning edifice is that it turns pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night as the moonlight falls upon it. Watching sunrise over this iconic monument, is truly a sight to behold. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, our company representative will drive you to Delhi. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

DAY 7: DELHI - PARO [By Flight] / PARO - THIMPHU [By Road]

After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to Delhi International Airport to board your flight to Paro. On arrival, our company representative will drive you to Thimphu: It’s one of the highest capitals in the world. Even after outside influence, it has managed to be one of the most well-preserved nations both culturally and ecologically. The wealth of this city is its traditional monastic complexes, laid-back spiritual lifestyle and pristine surroundings. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu. 

DAY 8: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, your Thimphu sightseeing tour begins with a visit to King's Memorial Chorten (Approx. 9,350 ft.) - one of the most iconic monuments of Thimphu - built in 1974 as a memorial of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (3rd king of Thimphu. Next, soak in the magnificent views of Buddha Dordenma, located atop a hilltop, featuring a 169 ft high bronze statue of Shakyamuni Buddha that is believed to spread an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world. Later, head to the Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim) built in 2011. It offers fascinating insights of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, rural traditions and customs. This museum distincts itself with its unusual settings. Visit the Sangaygang BBS Tower (Approx. 8800 ft.) that offers its visitors with panoramic views of the entire Thimphu valley. Spend time clicking photographs here. Also, explore the 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang (Approx. 8,000 ft.) that is said to be the oldest temple of Thimphu. It is a fortress like temple dedicated to Avaloketesvara (Buddha of Compassion). Enjoy bird’s eye view of the Thimphu valley here. In the evening, go for a walk from the main city to the Clock tower square and enjoy interacting with the locals on the go. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu. 

DAY 9: THIMPHU - PUNAKHA [90 Km/Approx. 3 Hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Punakha (approx. 4,265 ft.). Punakha: It’s a nature’s paradise nestled amidst the spectacular Himalayan ranges. En route, visit the Simtokha Dzong said to be the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Dochula Pass (approx. 10,200 ft.) for breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayas and Wangdue Phodrang (approx. 4,300 ft) famous for its rich tapestry of ancient Buddhist pilgrimages. On arrival at Punakha, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha. 

DAY 10: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, your Punakha sightseeing tour begins with visit to the 15th century Chimi Lhakhang (Temple) also known as the Fertility temple located on a small hilltop. This extraordinary temple blessed by Drupa Kinley (believed to be the King of Fertility), has exciting tales to tell. Walk through the Punakha Suspension Bridge - the longest suspension bridge of Bhutan - stretching over the Po Chhu Lake. This bridge leads your way to the Punakha Dzong - one of the most spectacular Dzongs of Bhutan. This Dzong built by a Tibetan Buddhist monk is where various ancient kings of Bhutan have been crowned. Visit the Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. It is a royal example of Bhutanese art and architecture that was primarily built for the well-being of the King of Bhutan and kingdom. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

DAY 11: PUNAKHA - PARO [130 Km/Approx. 4 Hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Paro. Paro: This city extends from the confluence of the Rivers Paro Chhu and Wang Chhu. It is a picturesque town of Bhutan dotted with elegant, traditional-style, various Buddhist temples and monasteries dating back to 14th century and the most iconic landmark - the Tiger’s nest - a Buddhist monastery carved out into a 4,000-foot high cliff in 1692. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day free to explore. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro. 

DAY 12: PARO SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, head for Paro sightseeing tour with first visit to the Chelela Pass (Approx. 13,084 feet above sea level). It is considered to be the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. Enjoy stunning and unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains here. Visit the Rinpung Dzong (Approx. 7,500 ft.) meaning "the fortress of the heap of jewels") in Paro District, which served as a bastion against invasion. This dzong (monastery) is home to the state monks and is also the district headquarter of Paro. Explore one of the oldest and most beautiful temples of Bhutan - Kyichu Lhakhang built in 659 AD. End your day with a visit to the enchanting Tiger’s Nest Taktshang (more than 10,000 above sea level). It is considered to be one of the most powerful and spiritual places among the Buddhists. This is where Guru Rinpoche (founder of Tibetan Buddhism) meditated in the 8th century. Nestled on the edge of a cliff overlooking the lovely pine and rhododendrons forests, trekking here becomes quit challenging as the trail gets steeper. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro. 

DAY 13: PARO - DELHI [By Flight] - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to Paro Airport to board your flight to Delhi. On reaching Delhi Airport, connect your flight to your onward journey.

Additional Information

Enjoy an unforgettable expedition to the India’s most favoured Golden Triangle circuit - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Discover the most iconic attractions of these regions of Delhi and Agra and soak in the heritage and opulence of the Rajasthani palaces and forts, bustling bazaars and years-old traditional culture. Contrast to this, your tour takes you to the tranquil Kingdom of Bhutan, resting in the lap of Himalayas, famous for its untouched nature, legendary temples and Dzongs (monasteries) displaying strong Buddhist influence is something you would love to visit again. This 13 Days/12 Nights tour gives a different experience altogether, a cultural and spiritual feast for everyone.

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