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A spectacular private journey that begins
in the historic and cultural heart of West
Bengal, taking you from the old colonial
capital of Kolkata (Calcutta) and deep into
the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’,
one of the most unusual and spectacular
destinations anywhere on Earth.
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On arrival transfer to the LaLiT Great Eastern
for an overnight stay. (N)
Fly to Guwahati and transfer to the Diphlu
River Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Explore the park, in search of one-horned
rhino by 4x4 Jeep safari. (B, L, D)
Fly to Badogra and travel to Darjeeling for
3 nights at the Elgin. (B, D)
Witness the sunrise over the mighty peaks of
Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. Take the
historic toy train ride to Ghoom and enjoy a half-day city tour of this sparkling hill
resort. (B, D)
Spend the day learning all about tea, visiting
tea plantations and enjoying a tea tasting.
Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
After breakfast, take a scenic drive to
Phuntsholing crossing the Coronation
Bridge. Spend the night at the Hotel Druk.
Travel to Thimphu, visiting Simtokha dzong
en route, the oldest fortress in the kingdom
built in 1629. Spend 2 nights at the Hotel
Kisa. (B, L, D)
Today, explore Thimphu, including the
Tashichho dzong, the School of Arts and
Crafts, Simply Bhutan project and a local
bazaar. (B, L, D)
Drive across the stunning Dochula Pass to
Punakha. En route, enjoy a short walk to
Khamsum Yueling Temple which provides an
idyllic spot for a picnic lunch. Spend 2 nights
at the Meri Puensum. (B, L, D)
Visit the beautiful Punakha dzong, the largest
in the country. Later take a short excursion
to Chimi Lhakhang also known as ‘Fertility
Temple’. (B, L, D)
Drive to Paro for 2 nights at The Village
Lodge. Experience a local hot stone bath.
(B, L, D)
Enjoy the spectacular walk to the 300-yearold
Tiger’s Nest Monastery. At leisure or
cycle through the Haa valley, try your hand
at archery or enjoy a lesson creating spicy
Bhutanese cuisine. (B, L, D)
Fly to Delhi. Overnight at the LaLiT New
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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