If you fly via Delhi / Kathmandu to Bhutan, this is an unforgettable start to your Bhutan journey in clear weather. From the plane you can see the white peaks of Nepal including Mount Everest , Makalu and Kangchenjunga . Once in the Bhutan neighborhood you will also see Mount Jhomolhari .
Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and restored in 1968), is an "ancient watchtower", where the National Museum is now located. The central part of this museum is a complex that describes the history of Buddhism. There are also ancient religious objects and thangkas to admire. Paro Rimpung Dzong ("Heap of Jewels") was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Here you can see the most beautiful examples of Bhutanese architecture. The main Tse Chu from Bhutan also takes place here every year. The rollout of a huge thangka is the highlight of the festival. Admiring glances from the audience fall to the thangka.
In the evening we drive to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong, 16 km away. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and founder of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong burned down and the ruins were left as a reminder of the great victories for which it was originally built. We visit the city walls and on a clear day we have an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7.314 m). On the way back we visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.