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Marvel In The Beauty Of Punakha Dzong

Marvel In The Beauty Of Punakha Dzong

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Description

*Dzong* is a style of traditional architecture found in Bhutan and Nepal.

With large towering walls, engraved wooden roofs, and huge courtyards these were a sort of combination of fortresses and monastic orders. Arguably, the most popular *Dzong* in Bhutan is the Punakha Dzong. It is located on the banks of the powerful Mo Chu river, in the postcard-perfect Himalayan valley of Punakha. With the lush green verdant valley spread out on all four sides, the azure blue skies above you and the sounds and sights of the forests all around you; this is undoubtedly one of most incredible sights that Bhutan has to offer. The valley is mostly popular with adrenaline junkies who come here for trekking, hiking, camping and rafting. But in the form of this *Dzong* it also has something to offer to those enthusiastic on soaking in the culture of Bhutan.

It was built in 1637, by Ngawang Namgyal, the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche (sacred Lama of Bhutan) and is more than 300 years old. This makes it the second oldest *Dzong* of Bhutan. It's an architectural complex of the gilded roof, wood carvings and immense white walls also make it the largest *Dzong* in Bhutan. The best time to visit it is in Spring. This is when the stunning purple Jacaranda blossoms against the white walls provide a deeply satisfying sight.

The *Dzong* also has a very long and intricate history. Many major royal events including the coronation of the 1st King and the wedding of the 5th and current king of Bhutan took place here. It is now an administrative landmark of the Punakha valley and the winter residence of the Bhutanese monastic order but most importantly, it is one of Bhutan's most crucial cultural relics.

It is located at a distance of about 3 hours from Paro and only 2 hours from Thimphu. The cost of a ticket is about 300INR per person. Make sure you follow the proper etiquette while in the *Dzong*. Rest assured you will most definitely have a fantastic time here.

Rate On Call

Highlights :
• All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the city hotels
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Great overview and orientation of the visit
• Guide services for a more personalized experience

Activity :
• Sightseeing

Transport :
Airconditioned transport with driver

• 01 to 03 persons - Sedan cars - Indian make cars like Toyota Etios or Maruti Swift Desire 
• 03 to 05 persons - SUV cars - Toyota Innova or similar
• 06 to 10 persons - Tempo Traveller with 10 seats
• 11 to 18 persons - Mini coaches with 18 seater
• 19 to 42 persons - Coaches with 27 or 42 seater
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

Pickup and Departure :
 Pick up from mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.
 Drop at mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.

Tour Duration: Half-day 4-5 Hours
Guide: English speaking guide included
Assistance: Yes
Entrance fees included: Yes
Vehicle: Air-conditioned
Driver with a phone: Yes
Tour Starts Time: 0900 hrs.

Additional : 
• Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
• Child below 5 years is free.
• No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites except for places of worship, shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
• We recommend comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen during the visit.
• Entrance fees to the monuments are not included and are to be paid directly. Any camera or video camera fees, if any, are to be paid directly

Timings :

09:00 am - 05:00 pm 

Things To Carry :
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable footwear

Advisory :
Special Holidays will not be liable for any dispute arising out of the rental between customer and vendor, guide or any service provider

Confirmation Policy :
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking Rate is based on a minimum 2 person sharing. We reserve the right to cancel in case the minimum no. of customers required for the visit on any date is not met.

Cancellation Policy :
• If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the visit, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the visit, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the visit, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Refund Policy :
•The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

You are required to furnish the correct Email address. As a customer, you agree to accept email as a means of communication and delivery of Travel vouchers and confirmation of your booking. In doing so, you agree not to hold www.specialholidays.com liable for any non-receipt of travel voucher or email confirmation.
As an additional measure to avoid any misuse of the credit card and to protect our customers, we may request photocopies of your credit card (back and front) and a Credit Card Authorization Payment Form to exclude the possibility of any misuse. As a customer, you agree to cooperate and provide the necessary documents in case required.




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