Best and Famous Tourist Places To Visit In Bhutan
The word “Bhutan” emerges from the Sanskrit, the meaning of “Bhotant” is “high land”. In today’s time, it’s famous all over the world by the name of ”Bhutan”. It is the land of Thunder Dragon. Some of the Best Places to visit in Bhutan are given below.
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan, it is located on the west side of Bhutan, Thimphu comes on the largest Buddha statues home in the world and it also comes in the world’s largest bestselling book home.
The holy river of Bhutan is Dangme Chhu, it is a Bhutanese name for the holy Manas River, the Dangme Chhu emerge from the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh in India and enters Bhutan through Trashigang.
Bhutan is also famous for the Hand Crafts and Arts, some famous Bhutanese arts and handicrafts are the traditional root of the Buddhist philosophy like –
- Ornament making
- Bamboo work
- Weaving tailoring
Best Places To Visit In Bhutan
The country is also known as the Land of Thunder Dragon. Below the places and cities are mentions that are most visited by tourists or visitors:
- Punakha Dzong
- Dochula Pass
- Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Chimi Lhakhang
- Phobjikha Valley
- Zuri Dzong Hike
1. Punakha Dzong
That place comes in the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutanese history, the nice climate of the Punakha valley has pleasant winters and fiery summers. It is located at an average peak of 1200m above sea level. In the year 1637 to 1907 Punakha was the capital of Bhutan, Punakha comes on the second oldest and second largest dzong in all in Bhutan.
Punakha Festival celebrates in the Punakha Dzong, the epic story behind this festival is that in the time of 17th century, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal of Punakha in western Bhutan defeated the Tibetan, On this victory, the union of the country as one nation and this day celebrated as the festival of Punakha. On this occasion, the local fighters men dress the battle accessory of those fight times and perform the battle scene.
The timing of the festival is 6 March – 10 March (Punakha Drubchen), and 11 March-13 March(Punakha Tshechu). That time gives a great opportunity for the tourist by which they can attach to Bhutanese history, culture, and traditions.
2. Dochula Pass
It is one of the most famous places of Bhutan, the story behind it that Dochula pass is built for the 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens” which is located on the top peak of the pass.
Since 2003 battle 108 Bhutanese soldiers killed, so on the honor of the 108 memorial stupas were built in Dochula Pass. Dochula pass comes on the way between Thimphu and Punakha.
The reason why you choose it
- You feel freezy in between white fur (soft snow) at a height of 3,100m in 2C temperature
- Amazing 360 degrees Himalayas view from the top of the peak
- Best photoshoot spot for the tourist
- Best place for any artist, painter, and poet
If you thinking about any trip to capital Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan so you are definitely on the right track, it is a very peaceful city in the whole world.
The structure of Thimphu houses is based on the traditional Bhutanese art, the house wall, floor, and door show the culture and tradition of the Bhutanese. Most of the houses in the Thimphu build by wood and concrete but the most and interesting thing about it is that which attracts every tourist attraction is an architecture of houses based on the traditional Bhutanese style. Thimphu is the only city in the whole world, without traffic lights.
4. Tiger’s Nest Monastery
If you hear about the Paro Taktsang place to visit in Bhutan so don’t be confused. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is also famous from the name of Paro Taktsang. It is considered as the most recognized spot in Bhutan, Every year Millions of tourist visits that place and best places to visit in Bhutan, the thoughts of the tourist in that place is that if you come to Bhutan and not visit in the Tiger’s Nest Monastery means you are skipping the most popular place of Bhutan.
It is literally a very awesome spot in the world. The location of the Tiger’s Nest is 6 miles north of Paro.
Why you Choose Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Views are very awesome
- Photoshoot purpose
- Trekking in the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Hiking in the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- For a adventures trip
5. Chimi Lhakhang
Chimi Lhakhang also called the Temple of Fertility. It is said that the Chimi Lhakhang temple is dedicated to the Divine Madman Lama Drukpa Kunley.
This religious place located in the Punakha District of Bhutan, The most important thing about this temple is believed in god. All over the world, it is believed that if any childless couple visits in this temple and do pray for the baby, they find the positive result of his prayer. It is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. You can travel here by road only either from Paro or Thimphu. It comes on the way of Dochula Pass, you can visit this temple in the time of entering or exiting in Dochula Pass.
6. Phobjikha Valley
The Phobjikha valley is a bowl-Shaped valley in Bhutan, the scene of this valley attracts the attachment of anyone easily and best places to visit in Bhutan, this valley shows the amazing view we can say that breathtaking views, mountains are fully covering with greens. This place also called “the Land of Graceful Black-necked Cranes”, that valley settle of numbers of Black-necked Cranes. This valley 3000 m above from the sea level, the climate of this area is slightly cool.
Phobjikha is also famous from the Gangtey after the Gangtey monastery. This place is best for those people who want a peaceful place, and also best for nature-lover, trekkers, and hikers.
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7. Zuri Dzong Hike
Zuri Dzong located in the Paro in Bhutan. You can visit this place every time, there is not any kind of time restriction in this place. Entry is free for everyone. You have no need to pay any type of entry fee in the Zuri Dzong.
At the time of 1352, Zuri Dzong was established as a fort and a five-story main building is still in good condition protected by a wall and a bridge.
It is a valley town in Bhutan. it is situated west of the capital, Thimphu. This is the place of the country’s only international airport. By population, Paro is the 3rd largest city in Bhutan. It is known for the many adorable sites in the area. It is also a good place for unique antiques and Buddhist souvenirs as well as many prayer-related artifacts.
This quaint town is known for its significant sites. The major tourist attraction of Paro is Airport viewpoint Taktsang Lhakhang or Tiger’s Nest, Chele La pass, Rinpung Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, Dungtse Lhakhang, Druk Choeding Temple, National Museum, etc. overall it is worth to visit Paro and one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.
“Bhutan” is full of natural beauty places. All the places show above the beauty of nature, peace, and mind-blowing scene. The architecture of the temple in Bhutan shows the tradition of their culture, walls, floor, and stupas of the temple tells the whole story.
It is the best place to visit for those people who are interesting in trekking, hiking, photoshoot, and biking trip. If you are doing a plan for Bhutan trip, so I think it’s a good idea to dedicate yourself to nature for a while.
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Which month is best to visit Bhutan?
Ans:- The Whole year is best to visit but in the month of October to December is the best time, as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies.
Is Indian Currency acceptable in Bhutan?
Ans:- Yes, Indian rupees 100 and 500 denomination may be used in Bhutan, but the Bhutan currency Ngultrum cannot be used in India.
Is a passport needed to go to Bhutan from India?
Ans:- To Visit Bhutan Indian nationals intending are required any of the two valid documents that are-
- Valid Indian Passport having the validity of minimum 6 months
- Voter Identity card, that is issued by the Election Commission
There is No Visa are required to visit Bhutan for Indian citizen.