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Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

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Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

I have many queries related to Bhutan travel and would appreciate if you can help me get answers"

1. Wanted to know if Feb- March good time to visit Bhutan.

2. Will tourist attractions are open during this time

3. Is there a challenge in transport.

4. Are 8 days enough to have a leisure honeymoon trip covering all must see attractions

5. Wanted to know what should be budget for 8 day trip in descent mid-range hotel

Thank you in advance

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1. Re: Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

Hello Sheetal, and congratulations on your wedding.

Many answers to your questions can be found in the top questions, here in the right upper part of this page. Feb-march is the end of winter, it can get cold and even snow, depending on the places you visit and the altitude.

I don't know what you call tourist attractions, the Monastires and Dzongs are always open, as are the few musea in Thimphu. Markets also don't close for the winter, but may have less to sell.

Ususally the road is open, and if it snows, they will clear the road soon, as all traffic has to go through.

Only you can say what you want for your trip, what are your interests , and how long and far do you want to drive. If you write 'honeymoon' in the search feature. just above your post, you can find other posts about this subject.

And in the trip reports from fellow-Indians you can look for the prices for hotels. most of us, me included, have to use the whole package, so no idea about prices of hotels.

Happy planning.

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2. Re: Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

thank you for your feedback :)

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3. Re: Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

Bhutan is a laid back and developing country. A Nature lovers heaven, no hassles of touts, pollution or honking.

1. Feb/Mar would be lovely (still an off season), a bit cold by Indian standards.

2. Attractions in Bhutan fall under categories of Visiting Ancient fortresses, monasteries, hikes and river walks, catch up the local scene at the farmers market (on weekends),

3. Transport - you can have a mix of a comfortable coaster bus ride from the Indian border town to Thimpu (almost hourly frequency till 4.00pm), local taxis in Thimpu and Paro for a day/half day sightseeing, and book a car for a day trip to Punakha and return. No advance arrangements required.

Getting the front rows on the coaster bus (seats 1-13) are the most comfortable.

You can also have a car at your disposal (should you desire right from Phuentsholing @2500 per day of a small car).

4. 8 days will be good to visit Western Part of Bhutan - Thimpu, Paro & a day trip to Punakha. Do add 2 extra days for a stop over at Jaigaon (on the way in) & a stop over in Siliguri (way out), if you are planning the economical route of booking a low cost airline to Bagdogra.

Food is reasonable (more choices in Thimpu), a simple home fare in Paro. Accommodation can range from 1500-4000.

Not to be misses - a hike to Tiger's Nest in Paro (would take 2.5 hrs to reach up & 1.5 hr to climb down), a half day event, to be kept on the last leg of the journey.

Just remember, it is a laid back country, no one is in a hurry, no fancy malls or shopping places, but a hidden gem for a nature lover.

Hope this helps.

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4. Re: Multiple Queries Related to Bhutan

thanks a ton Ashok for your inputs

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