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Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Phuntsholing | 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 2 Nights Paro | 1 Nights Phuntsholing

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Phuntsholing - |
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
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Starting from
INR 32,143
per person on twin share
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Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Phuntsholing | 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 2 Nights Paro | 1 Nights Phuntsholing

Super Saver Bhutan

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast & Dinner
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Phuntsholing - |
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
...More Hotels (2)
Budget
Starting from
INR 26,250
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Phuentsholing

Welcome to your 'Super Saver Bhutan - Land Only' tour. On arrival at the airport in Bagdogra / railway station in New Jalpaiguri, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Phuentsholing. (D)

Day 2 - Phuentsholing,Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu which is approx 8 hours drive. En route, visit the Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing and also the Indian plains. We stop our journey on the way time to time to see and feel the Bhutan himalayan scenery. On the way, we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. On arrival at Thimphu, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)

Day 3 - Thimphu

This morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Motithang Mini Zoo , National Library (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Govt Holidays), Buddha Point, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichodzong.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)

Day 4 - Thimphu,Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochula Pass (approx. 3080m). Here we can view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If the sky is clear, the following peaks will be visible from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tshendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongphugang (7,060m), a table mountain dominates the isolated region of Lunana- finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. <br>
Post lunch, visit the Chimi Lhakhang which is a short hike. Chimi Lakhang Temple lies in the fertile Lobesa village of Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman-Saint Drukpa Kuenley and is also known as the Temple of Fertility. On arrival check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Punakha. (B, D)

Day 5 - Punakha,Paro

Early morning, we will visit the Punakha dzong. It is situated near two rivers the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river personification. Punakha Dzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. Punakha Dzong was initially called Druk Pungthang or Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. Punakha Dzong happened to be the seat of the Government for a long time.<br>
Later, drive to Paro. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktshang Monastery (Tiger Nest) (5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).
Note:- For clients who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit as follows - Kyichu Lhakhang (open till 5 pm): It was built sometimes in mid 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalayas. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

OR

Drukgyel dzong:Drukgyal Dzong was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). Accounts differ on the founder of Drukgyal Dzong. It is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watch towers can be seen of what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north.

OR

National Museum (open till 4 pm): It is housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 7 - Paro,Phuentsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the western gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Phuentsholing. (B, D)

Day 8 - Phuentsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Super Saver Bhutan - Land Only' tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey. (B)


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  • Transfers

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  • Personal Expenses
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Validity From : September 21, 2017
Validity To : December 31, 2017


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