Bhutan is a place where the spectacular mountains help you breathe a fresh air of life within you. The country is an abundance of panoramic valleys, majestic Himalayas and of rare fauna and flora. The rivers arising from the Himalayas, meander through the valleys and mesmerize with their beauty. The last true illusion of Shangri-La is known for its beautiful landscapes and Buddhist monasteries. The tour with Archery and exploring how the land of Thundering Dragon has been a mountaineer’s paradise for many years is one of the amazing parts. The famous places such as Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing, Bumthang, Mongar, Lhuntse, Phobjikha, Gangtey, Haa, and Punakha are known for gorgeous natural beauty, monasteries and great mountain valleys. Bhutan is considered the best gateway for families, friends, romantic travelers, adventure lovers and nature lovers. Besides, you will be thrilled by the Bhutanese hospitality and their delicious cuisines.
The one of the must see the place in Bhutan is Paro. It is a gorgeous beautiful valley surrounded by lush green rice fields. It is also known for the historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. It forms the ‘golden triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan. It is a must visit the place to feel the craggy mountain hills and serene beauty, the clean air, and peaceful atmosphere. The most attractive places to visit in Paro are the Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery, the national museum exhibits rich stamp collections, slate carvings, thangka paintings, prehistoric items, jewelry, traditional weapons and other articles which reflect the Bhutanese culture.
Thimpu is a charming capital city nestled in the Himalayas with the beautiful sights of the Chuu River flowing through it. The interesting part of the city is with no traffic lights in the world. The traditional monastery that has been remodeled and extended to house the offices of the royal government, is one of the finest specimens of traditional Bhutanese architecture. It has retained its culture and old world charm as modern development is closely monitored and new buildings can be built only in Bhutanese style and up to a certain height.
Taktsang Monastery also is known as Tiger’s Nest in Paro which is one of the holiest places in Bhutan. The monastery is mounted on a high granite cliff and was established for meditation. The monastery is on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress. It is also an ideal place for a short trek.
The another must visit the place is Phuentsholing, it is a small town with a clean environment. The breath taking moment is the immense of natural beauty. The attractions are Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Chukha Hydrothermal Project, the gate at the border( called Bhutan Gate) and Karbandi Monastery. Also being the border town, Phuentsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim, and Assam. It is a perfect place to visit for those people who love nature and want to remain in solitude.
One of the Heartland spiritual places in Bhutan is Bhumthang Valley, which is full of most ancient and precious Buddhist sites. Some of the oldest Buddhist temples and religious hub of Bhutan houses are fascinating. Besides, Jakar is the main town in Bumthang valley and bits undulating terrain, which is filled with apple trees and numerous temples, is a tourist’s delight.
The last town on the central highway before central Bhutan lies another popular place Wangduephodrang. It is located in the south of Punakha, the more the higher reaches of the beautiful Wangduephodrang valley which provides rich pastureland for cattle. It is one of the largest dzongkhags (districts) in the country. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Sitting on top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chhu rivers is the attractive landmark of Wangduephodrang. In Autumn, the great festival Wangduephodrang Tsechu is Celebrated.
The travelers most often preferred places in Bhutan to see the amazing sites are Mongar and Lhuntse. Mongar lies in the eastern Bhutan and is located on the hill top. The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful sight seeing to the Himalayas crossing 3800m high Thrumshing La. Mongar Dzong is built in keeping with the tradition of Bhutan where no drawings or nails were used. Likewise, Lhuntse is a very rural and isolated district in Bhutan. The Kurtoe region of Lhuntse is the ancestral home of the Royal Family.
The Gangtey and Phobjikha are stunning valleys with a stream flowing through their open grasslands presenting one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bhutan. The famous Black mountain national park is amazing with diverse species. The travelers drive around 6 hours from Thimpu to reach national park. The drive among Dochula Chortens and Rhodos is mind-blowing. The entire region is sometimes called Gangtey. Gangtey Monastery and Jigme Singye National Park are famous and many tourist visits it.
The another exciting destination in Bhutan is Haa Valley, which is popular for a virgin beauty of nature. The beautiful scenic sights, you will also find some temples and fortresses around the valley. The famous white and Black temples i.e Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo are the eye catching for the travelers. The Shekhar Drak is a unique temple, Tagchu Goemba is one of the oldest temples and Dobji Dzong is a five storeyed fortress on a hilltop are the things that engage you in the valley.
Punakha, one of the breathtaking destination in Bhutan, has led to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and is one of the most beautiful and amazing regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. Punakha has a pleasant climate with warm winters and hot summers. People visit this place mostly to understand the Bhutanese history and to enjoy its natural beauty. Punakha Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang, and Limbhukha are the things you love to see in this beautiful area.