Best Places to Visit in Bhutan

Best Places to Visit in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the most desired countries to visit, as it resembles a picturesque landscape. It is the last Himalayan Kingdom wrapped up in the snow peak mountain, and the shadowy forests offering a magnificent arena. Do you know what sets Bhutan apart from the rest of the traveling destinations? Its nature. More than 72 percent of the area is covered in forests making it a carbon-negative country. Apart from the environment, this place is unique due to the traditional Buddhist culture and the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries.

 

Bhutan is renowned for its unique monastic architecture and the graffiti on the walls that bear paintings of penises as a sign to drive away from the evil. Reputed as the last Shangri La, this destination is the best place to visit for a family vacation, honeymoon, or an adventurous holiday. Here is our handpicked list of the best places to visit in Bhutan

1. Thimphu

 

Apart from being the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a fascinating destination. The city nestled in higher ranges of the Himalaya offers astonishing sights of their emerald forests and the beautiful view of the Raidak and chuu River. It is an amalgam of the old charms and modernity. You will all be amazed to witness the red light to be a traffic policeman. Amusingly, the red light lasted in the city for a mere three days until the locals hated and found the light to be negative; therefore they replace that with the human traffic controller. Nowadays, the city is flooded with camera-wielding tourists exploring the unique treasures of Bhutanese culture, cuisines, and lifestyle. One of the best things to see in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu is Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten, Dechencholing Palace, Clock Tower Square, and Motithang Takin Preserve. If you are excursion break in Thimphu, try out the café, bars, or the nightclubs that the capital offers. 

2. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

It lies on a cliff and stands above the dense and marvelous forest that comprises of blue pines, and the rhododendrons. As this beautiful and exceptional monastery is a sheer climb the hill, but a pony can be managed for those who face difficulty climbing the hill but that can only help you to reach just till the cafeteria. 

From there on, it is a steep walk and some narrow stairs towards the monastery itself. While walking the trail, you will be acquainted with the chapel of butter lamps and descends to a waterfall by Snow Lion Cave. The view of the Paro valley is quite a captivating one and the atmosphere is very holy. It is a place where each Bhutanese yearn to visit once in their lifetime.

3. Punakha 

One of the attractive destinations to check while scrolling your booking holiday package booklet or web search is Punakha. For all the ardent adventurous this is the most enthralling place. If river rafting is your cup of tea, immediately book your tickets in advance by contacting your Bhutan tour packages operators. We assure you that rafting in the two rivers: Mo and Pho will surely make your adrenaline pumping. One of the most majestic things about this place is the fortress of the Punakha Dzong which sits beside the Pho and Mo Chhu. This Himalayan Punakha Tschechu hosts masked dances and traditional music during the Punakha Tshechu (a religious festival of Bhutan).

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