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Explore Bhutan and Taj Mahal

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are a destination for serious trekkers. Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Tour Program : Delhi Arrival - Delhi ( 1 Night ) – Jaipur ( 2 Nights ) – Agra ( 1 Night ) – Delhi ( 1 Night ) – Paro Arrival - Thimphu ( 1 Night ) - Paro ( 2 Nights) – Delhi Departure
Total : 08 Nights & 09 Days Tour

Itinerary Details :-

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi, India

Arrive in Delhi. Meet your representative and transfer to your hotel. Morning after breakfast Proceed for a guided tour dedicated to Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad, today known as Old Delhi, Visit the great Jama Masjid, the most important Asia’s largest mosque, take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk market; and see the Red Fort, continuing to Raj Ghat, where Gandhi was cremated.

Overnight Hotel - Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi – Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. On arrival check in to Hotel. Later in the evening visit Birla Temple. Drive back to Hotel.

Overnight Hotel - Jaipur

Day 03: Jaipur Sight Seeing

Morning after breakfast sight seen of the impressive Amber Fort with Elephant Safari. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Mughal ruling families.

Afternoon tour of the City – “The Pink City” is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry.

Later we visit Jantar Mantar - which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, the observatory has 17 large astronomical instruments that includes the world’s largest sundial, many of them still in working condition. Later we proceed to visit Hawa Mahal - the literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds, with its ornately screened windows that allowed the women of the palace to gaze out onto the street unobserved. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Afterwards you can also walk through the busy market streets of Jaipur.

Overnight Hotel - Jaipur

Day 04 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. It is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone and is called Fatehpur Sikri, which is also known as a fairy-tale ghost city of delicately carved red sandstone. It is one of the finest examples of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Afterwards proceed your journey for Agra,Today, visit one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Agra Fort

Agra Fort - Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. More often than not, the Agra Fort is overshadowed by the pristine beauty of the Taj but for those looking for something beyond romance; the Agra Fort is worth seeing. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, the Agra Fort today, stands as a citadel of the past that has witnessed centuries slip by. Then drive back to your hotel.

Overnight Hotel - Agra

Day 05 : Agra - Delhi Sight Seeing

We start our day at sunrise with a visit of another UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. The Taj Mahal looks as though it were painted onto the sky itself — a vision of unrivaled magnificence.

We start our day at sunrise with a visit to Taj Mahal by Tonga’s (horse carriage). An Indian icon, the much-photographed and instantly recognizable. Taj Mahal is known as the world’s most famous monument to love. The romantic story of this exceptional building is almost as beautiful as the palace itself. Heartbroken at the death of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the renowned leader Shah Jahan designed the Taj as a monument to his lost love.

( Taj Mahal, Agra is closed on every Friday )

Morning after breakfast proceed to Delhi, visit later part of the tour, drive through the colonial heritage of Lutyen’s Delhi, covering President House (from outside) is the official residence of the President of India. Formerly the residence of the Viceroy of India, later see India Gate - It's a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian Soldiers killed in world war – 1.

Afterwards visit the Qutab Minar - which was built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan in 1192 AD, by his then viceroy, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of the Mamluk dynasty. Qutab Minar is 72.5m high tower dates back to the 13th century and is one of the greatest bequests of the Islamic culture.

Overnight Hotel - Delhi

Day 06 : Delhi Departure - Bhutan

Morning after relax breakfast departure, transfer to airport to board your flight to Bhutan. On arrival at the airport you will be accorded a very warm reception by a representative and transfer to restaurant for lunch. After lunch we will visit the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong (built in 1645 A.D) and then drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom.

Overnight Hotel - Thimpu

Day 07 : Thimphu - Paro

Morning sightseeing of Thimphu valley includes, visit to Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Takin mini Zoo and drive to Paro. At Paro visit Drukgyel Dzong, a victory fortress of the 17th century. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back.

Other sights of today are the visit to Kyichu temple which dates back from the 8th century. Kyichu temple is one of the last three surviving temples. In the 8th century 108 such temples were built by a Tibetan King. Till date only three had survived, two in Bhutan and one in Tibet province of China known as the Jokhang in Lhasa. Visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets and browse through the shops.

Overnight Hotel - Paro

Day 08 : Paro Sight Seeing

You will have an early breakfast and walk about 2 hours to Taktshang Monastery perched giddily on a rocky ledge, with a waterfall cascading as if from the blue.

Taktshang means ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Guru Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha, alighted from flying tigress and meditated at this shrine in the second half of the 8th century. As a result, it is the dream destination for Buddhist pilgrims from the world over. If desired, pony ridings would be arranged.

Visit to Kyichu temple which dates back to the 7th century. Kyichu temple is one of the last three surviving temples. In the 7th century 108 such temples were built by a Tibetan King. To date only three have survived, two in Bhutan and one in Tibet, known as the Jokhang.

Overnight Hotel - Paro

Day 09 : Paro – Delhi Departure

Morning after breakfast, In time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Our representative will greet you upon your arrival at Delhi, check-in for your flight to onward destination.