Peaks to Plains
Bhutan – India tour
11 Days / 10 Nights
Vibrant culture, fascinating history, impressive architecture and stunning views of the Himalaya, this tour will take you on an unforgettable journey to the famous landmarks of Bhutan and to the plains of India.
The Peak to Plains Tour is a fascinating and exclusive cultural journey that will take you from the Last Shangri-la (Bhutan) to the plains of amazing India where you will experience great contrasts along the way.
You will firstly fly to the Land of Thunder Dragon (Bhutan), famously known as the Land of Gross national Happiness. After landing in Paro, you will be taken on a journey to explore Bhutan in depth.
Discover amazing India by exploring what is famously known as the Pink City which is known for its colorful customs and rich food.
This amazing journey of a life time will give you an incredible life changing experience. An enlightening exploration of wonderful cultures and nature is something we guarantee you will cherish forever.
Day 1 : Arrive To Bhutan – Thimphu
Enjoy the spectacular flight of the Himalayan range and land in Paro, Bhutan. Upon arrival, be greeted by your local guide and drive to the capital city, Thimphu. Explore the fortress and tallest Buddha statue. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 : Drive to Punakha valley
On your way to Phunakha, stop at the famous Dochula Pass for a coffee break and admire the grand 108 stupas. Take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya. Punakha is a warm and beautiful valley with imposing Punakha Dzong, which is armed by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers and houses rich Buddhist collections. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to Paro and Paro Valley exploration
Drive to Paro and explore the local villages and countryside. Then visit the National Museum that houses abundant culture relics and proceed to Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture, used as the administrative centre and school for monks. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 : Excrusion to Haa
Drive to Nomad Valley in Haa to explore the life of rural Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 : Hike to Tiger nest
Hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the most sacred monastery in Bhutan which is built on a steep cliff. This hike will offer you enchanting views of the Paro valley. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 : Depart to Delhi
Welcome to India! Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by SmileBhutan’s representative. Transfer to hotel where our representative helps you check in and briefs you about the following tours. Have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
Day 7 : Exploring Delhi
Visit the Old and New Delhi, drive along the city’s landmark the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Admire the biggest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid plus other historical sites. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 : Drive to Jaipur and visit the city
After breakfast, visit hillside Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state; inside you’ll also experience the kingly palaces incl. the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Drive back to Jaipur and stop to visit the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). After that, check the local time at Jantar Mantar – the largest stone observatory in world that is still in service today. Drive through the pink rose residential & business areas before you are escorted back to the hotel.
Day 9-10 : Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra to visit The Taj Mahal. This white-marble world wonder was built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved. In the afternoon visit the palatial royal pavilions at the red sandstone Agra Fort for a glimpse of the royal Mughal lifestyle. Drive back to Delhi.
Day 11 : Depart to onward destination.