An itinerary is almost as important as the journey itself. Because, with a good plan, you will likely face less problems during your trip and you can enjoy it without worrying about your day to day plan.
Everybody needs a change of scenery every once in awhile to get out of their routine for a few days and relax. While there are many places one can visit, Bhutan is amongst the best for a short vacation. With its rich culture, history and amazing food, Bhutan has it all to make your trip memorable.
Here is a detailed itinerary for 3 day trip to Bhutan, to help you make the most out of your time there.
Day 1 in Bhutan
Bhutan is famous for its rich history and culture related to Buddhism. Thus, visit the famous Buddha Point to start off your day. It is a beautiful statue of Buddha located on a hilltop overlooking the splendid Thimphu valley. Also you must take a small hike through the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park to be in nature. Once you are done witnessing the splendid natural beauty, then head to the National Textile Museum where you will still see the art of natural weaving kept alive thorough out the years. You can also buy some goods here if you want.
Head next to the Tashichhoe Dzong to witness the ancient fortress in this glorious region. The fortress dates back to 1641 and was built by a King. You will be stunned by the architecture of the fortress. As Bhutan is famous for its rich culture and tradition, you should not miss visiting the famous Craft Bazaar. The whole street full of 80 shops, displaying beautiful and intricate handicraft stores, is a must visit. Take a walk down the market to satisfy your shopping buds and then have dinner at some restaurant nearby to end your day.
Day 2 in Bhutan
One of the famous parts of Bhutanese history is locked in its postage stamps. Thus, start off the next day by visiting the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters to see all those vintage postage stamps. You can also bring a few cards and stick on the stamps to send it to your friends from here. The whole experience of seeing the stamps is enriching. Once you are done seeing the post office head next to a traditional Bhutanese paper factory which dates back to the 8th century. You can witness the whole process of making handmade papers and also buy some to take back with you. Head next to the local Centenary Farmers Market to experience the handmade craft along with some delicious local food.
The market is a picture perfect place for photographers, while you also get to know and meet local people here. Once you are done visiting the market, head next to the famous Paro Ringpung Dzong which is again an ancient fortress. The Dzong has a long history- it was built to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders in olden times. But now the Dzong is converted in to a school for monks. Finally, head to the town of Paro to experience the history of Bhutan. The town is full of cheerful people, local markets along with some of the tastiest food you will ever have. End your day by having dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 in Bhutan
On the last day, spend some time relaxing and witnessing the beauty of Tiger Nest Monastery. You must hike up to the monastery to get the splendid view of the landscapes along with one of the best monasteries in Bhutan. While returning, do not forget to visit the Kyichu temple which is one of the oldest.
Thus, Bhutan with its rich history, culture, amazing natural beauty and delicious food is a perfect destination for a short trip.