Senior Citizen Travel: Exploring Bhutan and Tawang

Senior Citizen Travel: Exploring Bhutan and Tawang
The Tiger's Nest Monastery, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

We plan to visit Tawang and Bhutan for 11 days. We are two senior couples from Bhubaneswar and would like to have flights from home. Can you help us with an itinerary and hotels?

By: B.C. DAS
March 11 , 2019
01 Min Read

Fly to Kolkata, and then to Paro, which offers some of the most spectacular aerial views of the Himalaya. From Paro, you must make forays to visit the famous Paro Taktsang or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, where Guru Rinpoche is told to have brought Buddhism into Bhutan.

Drive to Thimphu, take in the Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, and Changangkha Lhakhang. Also visit the Takin Preserve at upper Motithang. For stay in Paro, try Tiger’s Nest Resort, and Sonam Trophel Hotel (Tel: +957- 8-274444). In Thimphu, head to Hotel Norbuling or Druk Hotel Thimphu. For the Tawang leg of your plan, you could fly from Paro to Guwahati before driving up to Tawang, which is the easiest. Tawang is just across the Indo-Bhutan border but the lack of a good road and border formalities add something like 600kms to your route—which makes me question the bundling of Tawang with Bhutan for your holiday. For stay options in Tawang, try Hotel Siddhartha (Tel: +91- 9015878985) and Hotel Buddha (Tel: +91-9436872974).

For more inspiration, you can see: Bhutan, Paradise Found and Bhutan in Five Days

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