Cuddled in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas and landlocked by two eminent countries; India and China, Bhutan is a fascinating kingdom which possesses a diverse assimilation of natural plus man-made wonders. Owing to its scenic landscapes, fascinating Buddhist culture and the impressive Tibetan style of architecture, Bhutan is today the most admirable travel destination for all types of tourists in the world; solo, family, friends, and honeymoon couples.
Top 5 Things to Cover While In Bhutan
1. Explore the country`s magnificent monasteries and dzongsThe first thing that comes into one`s imagination about Bhutan is its revered monasteries, the echoing chants of Buddhist monks and prayer flags that are hung all over the province. From rocky mountain cliffs to verdant valleys and to silent hamlets, you will find traces of Buddhism everywhere in the Kingdom. And maybe this is the reason why Bhutan has been elegantly crowned as Last Shangri La. So treat yourself to the best tour packages to Bhutan and you will discover the nation`s captivating landscape being dotted with a plentiful of ornate monasteries and glorious dzongs.
List of monasteries and dzongs of the country:
- Paro Taktsang (Tiger`s Nest)
- Punakha Dzong
- Trongsa Dzong
- Cheri Monastery
- Tango Monastery
- Chimi Lhakhang
- Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery
2. Be a part of their lively and colourful Tshechu festivalsFestivals in Bhutan will surely be the best part of your Bhutan tourism package and tours because this is the time when the entire kingdom experiences a mystical aura of Tshechu festivals; mostly dedicated to Guru Rimpoche. Celebrations which include mystical masked dances, traditional dances, brave fire events, and grand displays of silk paintings and thangkas are carried out all over the country with great pomp and show inviting a large number of foreign tourists.
Some of the Bhutanese festivals are:
- Thimphu Tshechu Festival
- Punakha Drubchen and Tshechu Festival
- Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival
- Wangduephodrang Tshechu Festival
- Paro Tshechu Festival
3. Savor the flavour of the spicy Bhutanese cuisineYes, you read it correct, spicy and hot! Bhutanese food is entirely dominated by lots and lots of chillies, so be ready to take the spiciness. In Bhutan, chillies are not just used as an ingredient but, a pure vegetable. Visiting Bhutan and seizing a sight away from the very famous Ema-Datshi is actually not a good idea. Ema-Datshi is the star of Bhutanese cuisines which is prepared from chillies and lots of cheese.
Some of Bhutan`s hot and spicy cuisines are:
- Kewa Datshi
- Phaksha Paa
- Yaksha Shakam
- Jasha Maru
4. Reach out to savor wildlife and natureBelieve us, Bhutan is such a joy to travel, though tiny yet a treasure trove of astounding natural elements. Nature has bestowed this utopian paradise with an abundance of wonderful features like the pristine lushness of valleys and passes, splendid vistas of snow-clad mountains, and the impressive rhododendron forests. Coming to wildlife, did you know that the national animal of Bhutan looks partially like a goat and half a yak? Takin is the animal that resembles a goat from the head and a yak through its body.
Some of Wildlife sanctuaries of Bhutan are:
- Jigme Dorje National Park
- Royal Manas National Park
- Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
- Black Mountains National Park
- Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
5. Indulge in some hair-raising adventure activitiesTourism packages to Bhutan will take you to a next level of discovering adventure amidst the opulence of nature. Be prepared to explore the spectacular Himalayas and the scenic pastoral views of rivers and valleys. Challenge the raging rapids of Mo Chhu and Po Chhu and hike up to the nation`s noble icon ‘Tiger`s Nest for an overwhelming and memorable life-time experience.
- White-water rafting and kayaking against the strong rapids of River Po Chhu, Mo Chhu, Mangde Chhu and Tashitang Devil`s Gorge.
- Cycling in the more challenging hill terrains.
- Climbing "The Nose" at Thimphu which is something extreme and thrilling.
- Hiking up to Tiger`s Nest.
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