Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Bhutan

  • Last Updated on Jan 30, 2024

Bhutan - OfficiallyTheKingdom of Bhutan or (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་, Druk Gyal Khap ) is one of the exciting and adventurous tourist destinations in South Asia and is also known as the land of the Thunder Dragon. This Buddhist Thunder Kingdom is a small but happy and unique country in South Asia with the tag ‘most go’. Sheltered amazing aka best places to visit in Bhutan makes the country more stimulating. Bhutan is anticipated to be derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Bhoṭa-anta’ which means 'end of Tibet'. Bhutan is a landlocked country with about 0.7 million population.

 The official languages of Bhutan is Dzongkha or Bhutanese which is a Sino-Tibetan Language Spoken by over half a million people in Bhutan. Bhutan is encircled by Tibet in the north and India in the south. School education and healthcare are absolutely free in Bhutan. It is a marvelous spiritual place. Politically, Bhutan is a democratic and constitutional monarchy. Buddhism is the foremost religion with Hinduism the second prevalent faith.  Most of the people involved in agricultural occupation with rice, fruit and dairy industry.

Bhutan having the world’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, It has many fascinating things the world should know about. Bhutan is an isolated country renowned for its culture, beauty, happiness, peacefulness, and society. National dress is obligatory in Bhutan. Being the only nation where citizens have constitutional compulsion to preserve the environment, 60% of Bhutan is covered with forest. “Takin” is Bhutan’s national animal which looks like exactly a cow or a goat. One of the interesting things about Bhutan is that It is the only nation where tobacco is banned.

There are many places explored and unexplored in Bhutan. From which explored top 10 tourist destinations are mentioned below:

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1. Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang)

Taktsang Monastery is also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, is located in Paro, Bhutan. This extra-ordinarily standing monastery convinces every visitor that it has the caliber to be called one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. To visit Tiger’s Nest you must register at the security gate and place your baggage and cameras. Taktsang has become one of the utmost consequential monuments in the Himalayan Buddhist world. At Taktsang, the guru revealed the Mandala of Pelchen Dorje Phurpa and gave inspirational knowledge to his devotees. Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan's most famous milestone and religious site. The name Taktsang means "The Tiger's Nest". This sanctuary is a standout amongst the most blessed locales in the kingdom and sticks inconceivably to a sheer bluff face 900 meters over the Paro Valley.

2. Dochula Pass (Thimphu)

Dochula Pass is situated at 3100 m high. It is one of the most stayed and best places to visit in Bhutan (if you have not stopped at), located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. Between Septembers to February is considered as the best time to capture the panoramic views of the snow-laden Himalayas. Dochula Pass is also known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens. There are 108 chortens which were customized by the Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. Dochula Pass—an excellent mountain pass, which is around 20 km from Thimphu is a grouping of 108 dedication stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens". It's not only a position of chronicled and religious significance yet, in addition, a well-known vacation spot that any voyager would need to the observer on their adventure through Bhutan.

3. Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)

Buddha Dordenma is the tallest Buddha bronze statue in the world. The 169ft tall bronze sculpture was prepared in Nanjing, China and accumulated in Bhutan. This statue is also one of the best places to visit in Bhutan to enhance spiritual experience. The statue is made of bronze with gold plated which symbolizes indestructibility. The Buddha Dordenma is situated on a slope in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and disregards the Southern access to Thimphu Valley. The statute satisfies an antiquated prediction going back to the eighth century that was found by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer) and is said to radiate an emanation of harmony and joy to the whole world.

4. Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong is arguably the best dzong among many which brands it one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. In the southernmost yard of Punakha Dzong is where two holy bodies are preserved for more than four centuries. In Punakha Dzong, there is a conserved body of a Buddhist Lama Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Who were Tibetan Buddhist lama and the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state. Among many of the fortress built by Zhabdrung, the Punakha Dzong is the most significant one. In Bhutan, Zhabdrung is widely worshipped like a god. This Dzong was the second to be worked in Bhutan and it filled in as the capital and seat of government until the mid-1950s. The majority of Bhutan's lords have been delegated here. The dzong is as yet the winter living arrangement of the Dratshang (official priest body).

5. The Royal Manas National Park

The Royal Manas National Park is situated in south-central Bhutan. This National Park has wide climate variations. In excess of 365 types of winged animals have been formally recorded in Royal Manas National Park with an extra 200 accepted to be in living arrangement. November through February, the Royal Manas National Park climate stays charming. The climatic varieties are very normal albeit negligible precipitation is seen amid the winter season. Around 5,000 mm precipitation is seen each year amid May through September. Because of these unique characteristics, The Royal Manas National Park is listed as one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.

6. Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong)

Rinpung Dzong is located approximately three kilometers from Paro city. Rinpung Dzong is an example of one of the finest Bhutanese architecture. Like most dzongs in Bhutan, it houses priests and is an imperative authoritative focus in the city. The 1995 Little Buddha's shooting site and an ideal family place, it has a climate so pleasant which makes one's night much gradually splendid and sprightly. The dzong is based on a precarious slope, and the front patio of the authoritative area is 6m higher than the yard of the devout segment.

7. Bhutan Gate

Bhutan Gate stands tall on the edging in the midst of India and Bhutan. Bhutan Gate has reconditioned numerous time and today it’s a wonderful structure worked in conventional Bhutanese style. The Bhutan Gate is a case of flawless craftsmanship and excellent wood tormenting. It is the passage to the nation of Bhutan and is a sort of welcome for the guests. Thousands of tourists stroll around day by day to explore this beautiful artistic mixture. Strolling over the gate is a stand-out encounter because of which Bhutan Gate also counts as unique among best places to visit in Bhutan. Numerous Indians and Bhutanese cross the fringe day by day and it is a decent spot to blend with local people. It is likewise a standout amongst the most shot fascination of Phuentsholing.

8. Simply Bhutan Museum (Thimphu)

Simply Bhutan Museum is an intuitive 'living' exhibition hall that gives a decent guided prologue to different parts of Bhutanese customary life. Simply Bhutan Museum is situated in Thimphu as a solitary midst best places to visit in Bhutan. The historical center is comprised of three rooms: the Costume Room where conventional attire can be worn at a charge, the Entertainment Room where guests can play bows and arrows and darts, and the Demonstration Room where handiwork making and material weaving are illustrated.

9. Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang is located in the western part of Bhutan, Paro. It is one of the ancient, peaceful, beautiful Buddhist temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Buddhist King Songstsen Gampo of Tibet to overcome the monster ogress that laid crosswise over Tibet and Himalayas averting the spread of Buddhism. Kyichu Lhakhang is artistry and cultural site that is vital to antiquarians, workmanship authorities, and guests all around the world. This oldest monastery is also one of the mind-blowing and best places to visit in Bhutan.

10. National Museum (Paro)

National Museum is located behind the Paro Dzong. You can see a heterogeneous blend of past and present time’s artistic expressions here alongside a look at the fate of Bhutan's conventional expressions. Because of the fact that it is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan, it is a must visit place for any kind of visitors who wish to visit Bhutan. There are diverse exhibitions in the National Museum of Bhutan for better presentation and classification of varieties, for example, the displays for arms and armor, anthropology, bronzes, pre-history and early history of Bhutan, enhancing expressions, original copies, works of art, philatelic things, materials, numismatics, and epigraphic things.

All these places in the list of 10 best places to visit in Bhutan are just the glimpse of beautiful Bhutan from the outer layer. To know about this country more, you can have lots of itinerary detailing and also complete packages which cover other best places to visit in Bhutan too. Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition provide many of them. Check out the Bhutan section and book the suitable trip that amazes you with pleasuring goose-bumps and adrenaline rush on your body.

Anuja Sharma

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