Places to visit in Bhutan

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Bhutan is located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, landlocked between the Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to the west and south. It lies between latitudes 26°N and 29°N, and longitudes 88°E and 93°E. The land consists mostly of steep and high mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers, which form deep valleys before draining into the Indian plains. Elevation rises from 200 m (660 ft) in the southern foothills to more than 7,000 m (23,000 ft). This great geographical diversity combined with equally diverse climate conditions contributes to Bhutan’s outstanding range of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Bhutan – the last true Illusion of Shangri-La is known for its beautiful landscape and Buddhist monasteries. Bhutan is certainly a place where the spectacular mountains help you breathe a fresh air of life within you. In fact, Bhutan is considered the best getaway for families, friends, romantic travelers, adventure lovers and nature lovers.

Bhutan “The Land of Thunderbolt” is still one of the least heard or traveled destinations, even by the young travel enthusiasts of its neighboring country – India. But it’s long list of forts, monasteries, and other Buddhist relics, trekking spots, and shopping areas are surely worth a visit. Known as the Last Shangri-La, the entire country comprises of panoramic valleys, majestic Himalayas, and abundance of rare fauna and flora. The rivers, arising from the Himalayas, meander through the valleys and mesmerize with their beauty. Offering a kaleidoscope of sceneries and experiences, the best tourist places in Bhutan must feature on your itinerary while visiting the Land of the Thunder Dragon. If not all, at least a few of them.

  • Bumthang

    “Bumthang” directly translates as “bumpa-shaped valley”. “Thang” is valley or plain, and “bum” is an abbreviation of “bumpa” (a vessel used in consecration ceremonies). The Bumthang region is known as

  • Mongar

    Mongar town is a two day journey with a night stoppover in Bumthang, administrative head of Mongar district in Eastern Bhutan. Perched on a hill, the old bazaar area has

  • Paro

    Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. In addition, the Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is recognized a one

  • Punakha

    Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan, is located in the west of the country.
    Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960’s, and still retains the serene atmosphere of

  • Thimphu

    Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a population of around 80,000 is the nation’s largest city.
    Thimphu Valley has supported small settlements for many centuries

  • Trashigang

    Trashigang (population 4,500) is in an administrative town in the east of Bhutan. The traditional architecture and narrow streets give the town a quaint and snug feel, not unlike an

  • Trongsa

    Trongsa is one of Bhutan’s most historic towns, and the first monastery was built here in 1543.
    The town’s dzong is particularly impressive and is often described as a dragon