If you are planning to visit the land of mysticism and enchantment with your kids it is probably the best idea you have made as because your kids will experience something new and fresh as the culture of Bhutan is quite traditionally ancient. Bhutan is known to be the last kingdom of Buddhism. The country has been allowing spiritual developments while carefully embracing their old customs and traditions. There are so many enchanting places to visit and so many activities to try out in Bhutan that will be a source of learning as well as fun for you as well as your child so here are the things you can try out with your kids in Bhutan
Official Language: Dzongkha
- Carry medications as your child may suffer from motion sickness and stomach ache as the journey is about 5 to 6 hours
- Carry lots of warm clothes as the weather is very chilly in Bhutan
1.Wearing the national costumes of Bhutan
You and your kids can wear the national costumes- The Gho and The Kira. The kids will be very excited as it is a new and fresh thing to do. You and your kids will definitely look super cute.
The best place to buy- Nozim Lam Craft stalls
Location: Thimphu Bhutan
2.Visit the Motithang Takin Preserve
It is a wildlife area for Takin which is the national animal of Bhutan. It was a mini zoo before which is converted into a preserve. The animal is quite exotic as it has the upper part of a goat and the lower part of a cow.
Main highlights: Takin-the national animal found in its natural habitat, the green landscape
Location: Motithang district, Thimphu Bhutan
3.Try out a session of Archery in Bhutan
An archery field is available in each and every village in Bhutan so you can take your kids to learn some basics of archery as the kids will be bound to love it as it is a new learning experience for them.
Location: Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu or each and every village in Bhutan.
4.Take your kids to the famous Taktsang Trail
The Taktsang Monastery or also known as the ‘Tigers nest’ is one of the famous tourist attractions of Bhutan and it will be a special treat for you and your kids. The monastery is located at an elevation of about 900m from the Paro valley
Elevation=900m from Paro valley
Hiking distance from Paro=14.5km
Estimated time for completion= 3h 44mins
5.Shopping for traditional items
The best thing to do when you are in Bhutan is shopping for souvenirs. You can buy woolen clothes made out of Yak skin as well as special handicrafts and traditional items.
Best places to shop=Lungta Handicrafts, National handicraft museum
Location: Thimphu, Bhutan
6.Try out the local cuisines of the country
You should not forget to try out some delicious cuisines that the country has to offer. Bhutanese people love chilly and cheese so it is found abundantly in their dishes.
Dishes to try: Ema-Datshi, Jasha Maroo, Phaksha Paa, Momos
Famous restaurants: Babesa village restaurant, Sonam Trophel Restaurant
7.Visit the famous Punakha Dzong
The Punakha Dzong is one of the most historically significant monasteries in Bhutan. It is the current administrative center of Punakha district. It is a great place to take your kids to know about some history of the Bhutanese people.
Main attraction: The Dzong, the two magnificent rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu
Location: Punakha district, Bhutan
8.Enjoy the mesmerizing views-Dochula Pass
The Dochula pass lies on the way to Punakha. The best thing about this place is that it offers magnificent views of the snow-covered peaks and the amazing sight of the 108 stupa memorials. The kids will enjoy this place for sure
Main attraction: Mesmerizing views, 108 Chortens.
Location: East-West Road from Thimpu to Punakha
A family trip to Bhutan is simply worthwhile as the country has so much to offer. Bhutan is simple an enchanting land that will make you fall in love due to the mesmerizing sceneries and lush green valleys. The tradition and the culture of the people, as well as their heartwarming hospitality and humble nature, will make you feel pleasant.