Mysterious Bhutan with India (PTMBI)

Trip Length: 13 Days/ 12 Nights               Trip Starts in: Delhi               Trip Ends in: Kolkata

Coming Up .......... Experience the mystical land locked mountain kingdom of Bhutan with the touch of new and old colonial past of British architecture. To start the journey with Delhi and ending at Kolkata, you experience a contrast as the mountain Kingdom of Bhutan. Enjoy the ride on the old steam locomotive through the land of tea – DARJEELING while we end up in Kolkata, the legacy of the British Raj.

Tour Details

India Gate

The capital of the world’s largest democracy has always been presented as a ‘Kohinoor’ in the fabled wealth of monumental treasures of India. The legends portray Delhi as the kingdom of the erstwhile kings ‘Pandavas’ in the 400 BCE. The profound architecture of the ancient monuments in Delhi testifies the strong hold of the rulers of Hindu, Muslim and British empires. The monuments and ruins of many empires are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern towers and structures.

Kanchenjunga- 3rd Highest Mountain Peak of World

Chukha Dzong


Buddha Statue

Buddha statue

Takshang Monastery - Paro Bhutan


Victoria Memorial


Day 1 (Delhi)

Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport and transfer to the hotel to relax after a long plane journey. Enjoy a free afternoon

Day 2 (Delhi)


Local sightseeing of Delhi includes Jama Masjid, walk in Chandni Chowk, Smriti Bhawan, Qutub Minar and drive past India Gate and government buildings. You will also visit a Hindu Temple - Birla Mandir and a Sikh temple - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the various religious sites of Delhi.

Day 3 (Delhi/Bagdogra/Darjeeling)


You will board the flight for Bagdogra, the nearest town to Darjeeling. Upon arrival you will be met by your north-eastern guide and will continue on 4 hours journey to the Darjeeling –  the land of Tea.

Day 4 (Darjeeling)


Enjoy an included ride on the famous Steam Toy Train from Darjeeling to Ghoom station along with visit of the Railway museum at Ghoom station. Later discover the 19th century Buddhist monastery of Ghoom. Return to the hotel and rest at leisure.

Day 5 (Darjeeling/Phuentsholing)


We will start early for the border town of Bhutan-India; Phuentsholing. We will take breaks for photo stops, lunch and washroom facilities, on this long journey of approximately 7-8 hours. After completing the exiting formalities from Indian Immigration Office, we will check in at the border hotel in Bhutan. Later we will meet our local tour leader from Bhutan who will assist us on completing entry formalities at Immigration Office Bhutan.

Day 6 (Phuentsholing/Thimphu)

Today, we will drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan set in a pretty valley. We will take breaks for photo stops, lunch and washroom facilities on this long winding road journey of approximately 7-8 hours enjoying the spectacular scenery of the mountain Kingdom of Bhutan.

Day 7 (Thimphu)


This morning includes the sightseeing of Memorial Chorten, KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Point), The Institute of Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School), the National Library, Folklore Museum, Textiles Museum and an Handicrafts Emporium. In the evening visit the "Fortress of the Glorious Religion", TashichhoDzong, that houses the Secretariat Building, the Throne room and the Office of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. It also has the National Assembly Hall in a modern building on the other side of the River. During the summer months, from the old capital, Punakha the head of the monk, Je Khemop resides here with the other monks.

Day 8 (Thimphu)

We will have a short drive of an hour to the highest point of the tour- Dochula Pass a very scenic place with fascinating views of the mountains of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you may see the popular Mountain Peaks of Bhutan including GangkarPuensum (7,497Mts / 24590Fts), the tallest one in Bhutan. After refreshment break at Dochula Resort, return to Thimphu. Then free time to explore the clock tower market and the surroundings.

Day 9 (Thimphu/Paro)


We will have a short drive to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the mountain Kingdom, dating back to 1627 AD. It now houses the School for Religious Studies. We will continue to Paro, where the country’s  oldest temples and monasteries are found in the beautiful valley. Visit Dungtse Lhakhang, a temple designed like a chorten, or Buddhist monument  – a very rare form of architecture found in Bhutan. Also visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower now known as the National Museum.It boasts a rich variety of artifacts from all over the country representing different eras, as early at 4000 B.C E. to the present day. Continue to the  ‘Fortress on a heap of jewels’ . The Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpn (judge).

Day 10 (Paro)


The highlight of the tour is the hike to one of the Highest and most religious monasteries of Bhutan, Takshang Nest or popularly known as Tiger’s  Nest, which appears to be clinging precariously to a granite cliff high above the Paro valley. This interesting hike is around 5-6 hours, including couple of look out points during the hike. (For more details send mail to

Day 11 (Paro/Kolkata)

Early flight to Kolkata from Paro, Bhutan. Free time to enjoy the lovely luxury hotel, the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata or you may choose to visit the famous Belur Math. It is a place of pilgrimage for people of different religious faiths.

Day 12 (Kolkata)


A lovely visit to Asia’s  largest bustling flower market at the base of the famous Howrah Bridge will fascinate you. Later visit the Taj of the Raj  – famous Victoria Memorial Museum built in early 20th century, Kolkata’s  most imposing and monumental marble edifice, opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921 AD. Later visit Marble Palace, a rich Zamindar’s (Landlord) mansion that houses large quantities of Western sculptures and Victorian furniture. A lovely evening meal with limited complimentary drinks (IMFL) will be hosted by “Passion for Travel”.

Day 13 ((Final Departure))

(Final Departure)

Final Departure to the International Airport to board onwards flight back home or onward journey.

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