Bhutan, with its breathtaking vistas, distinctive monasteries, and warm hospitality, has become a coveted destination for discerning Indian travelers. Recognizing the increasing demand, Thomas Cook (India) and its Group Company SOTC Travel are set to introduce exclusive charter flights to Paro (Bhutan) from Bengaluru, creating a seamless and exciting travel experience. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique opportunity to explore the Himalayan kingdom.
Renowned as one of the happiest, greenest, and the first carbon-negative countries, Bhutan offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. From rejuvenating hot-stone baths to exploring historic monasteries like Taktsang Palphug and Rinpung Dzong, the destination promises a memorable experience for all types of travelers.
How Does Limited Air Connectivity Impact Travel Costs and Convenience?
Southern India plays a pivotal role as a source market for Thomas Cook and SOTC Travel, contributing over 45% of their business to Bhutan. However, the lack of direct air connectivity from this region results in increased costs and inconveniences related to multiple flights, airport changes, and check-ins.
The Solution: Exclusive Charter Flights
In response to this challenge, the companies have adopted a Blue Ocean strategy, introducing special charter flights exclusively from Bengaluru to Bhutan. The charter flights will not only cater to group travelers but also provide flexibility for those with free itineraries, offering a convenient and comfortable travel experience.
Which Destinations Will Be Covered in the Eight-Day Tour from Bengaluru to Bhutan?
The charter flights are set to commence in April 2024, during the summer months of April and May. Each tour will have a duration of eight days, covering key destinations including Thimpu, Punakha, and Paro. Travelers can immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture, indulge in authentic Bhutanese meals, and explore the diverse attractions the kingdom has to offer.
What Activities Can Travelers Expect During the Bhutan Charter Tours?
Whether you’re seeking cultural experiences, adventure, or relaxation, Bhutan has something for everyone. From archery lessons and beer tasting with snacks in Paro to white water rafting at Po Chu and Moochu confluence, kayaking at Wang Chhu, and trekking to the iconic Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of thrilling activities.
Booking Details and Insights
Rajeev Kale, President and Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, emphasized the strategic importance of these exclusive charters in leveraging the growing interest towards Bhutan. Travelers looking to embark on this Himalayan adventure can secure their seats for the charter flights departing from Bengaluru in the summer months of 2024.
Don’t miss this opportunity to fly directly from Bengaluru to Bhutan and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty and cultural richness of this Himalayan gem. Secure your spot on these exclusive charter flights for an unforgettable journey to the Land of the Thunder Dragon.