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Some of the Best Places to Visit in Bhutan

by SOTC India SOTC India | Kerala Tourism | Bhutan Tourism
Planning a trip to Bhutan? Considered to be the best getaway for nature and adventure lovers, this holiday destination has a lot to offer. From buddhist monasteries to stunning landscapes, Bhutan will leave you spellbound and breathe a fresh air of life within you. Here are some of the best places that you must visit in this beautiful holiday destination:

Taktsang Monastery

Also known as the Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Taktsang Monastery is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. It is mounted on a huge granite cliff with a drop of nearly 800m. This monastery overlooks the Paro river and valley and looks absolutely breathtaking. It is believed that Guru Padma Sambhava (also known as the second Buddha in Bhutan) meditated at this spot. This is also an ideal place for trekking.

Rinpung Dzong, Paro

This stunning fort with towering walls is also a must-visit spot in Bhutan. It was built in the 16th century and is also known as the Fortress on a Heap of Jewels. This fort is a great example of Bhutanese architecture and the deep rooted traditions of this country. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful temple and paintings related to Buddhism when visiting Rinpung Dzong.

Thimpu

If you are interested in learning more about the culture of Bhutan, then make a visit to Thimpu. This beautiful capital city is nestled in the Himalayas and offers a breathtaking view of the Chuu River. This is also the only city in the world where there are no traffic lights. You can experience the old world charm and culture of Bhutan when visiting Thimpu.

Zuri Dzong Hike

If you wish to get a bird-eye view of the Paro valley then you can opt for the Zuri Dzong trek. You can soak in the tranquility and enjoy extra ordinary views too. If you start from the museum watchtower, then it will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the journey.

Gangtey Valley

Also known as the Shangri-La of Bhutan, Gangtey Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas. This flat and wide valley has no trees which is quite a rare thing in Bhutan. When trekking to the valley, you can visit villages of Khotokha and Gogona. If you are visiting in April, then you can enjoy the views of meadows and fields and forests of magnolia, juniper and rhododendrons.

Bumthang Valley

Filled with ancient Buddhist sites, Bumthang Valley is also considered the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. It is located at an altitude of 2600 meters and has Jakar as its main town. This town has an undulating terrain and it has various temples and apple tress. This valley is the religious hub of Bhutan and has various old Buddhist temples. It is a tourist’s delight in the true sense.

There are several travel agencies that offer exciting and cost-effective Bhutan packages but make sure you do some research before choosing one.

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