Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan, while the modern-day capital of Bhutan is Thimphu, which became the capital officially in 1961. Holding a strong ardour for modernity and tradition, Thimphu is one of the sought-after destinations in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.
It’s a mountainous location at a height of 2334m occupying a valley in Bhutan’s western interior. Brimming with scenic natural beauty, and eventful history, Thimphu becomes one of the choicest locations for travelers. All-inclusive India Bhutan tour packages are all set to fulfil your tour needs, or holiday desires.
Make the most of your outdoor sightseeing in Thimphu by visiting the below-mentioned destinations.
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1. Tango Goemba
Lying beautifully near Cheri Mountain, Tango Goemba is a popular Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, some 14 km north of the capital. It belongs to the Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism, founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo in the 12th century.
It is believed that the monastery is the self-emanated manifestation of wrathful Hayagreeva. Enjoy a short hike on the stone-paved path leading to the wilderness of Himalayan Rhododendron and Oak verdure to this monastery from Cheri.
2. The National Library of Bhutan
The National Library of Bhutan is perched in Thimphu, more precisely in the northern end of Thimphu. It was built in 1967 for the preservation and promotional purpose of the rich religious and cultural grace of Bhutan. You can avail of budget-friendly India Bhutan tour packages from your tour operator in Jaigaon.
The National Library and Archives of Bhutan exhibit an expansive collection of Buddhist literary treasures. It has various books belonging to Mahayana Buddhism, featuring many religious books, photos, books that provide in-depth descriptions of Bhutan’s ancient history, socio-political life, and manuscripts.
3. Trashi Chho Dzong
The traditional Bhutanese temple Trashi Chho Dzong is an incredible Buddhist Monastery and fortress located scenically on the western bank of Wang Chu. This Bhutanese Temple lies on the northern edge of Thimphu, built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa in 1216 A.D.
It’s a picture-perfect location in Thimphu bounded by a hilly backdrop, beautiful gardens, and well-maintained lawns. Upon King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck moved the capital from Punakha to Thimphu in 1961, he started a five-year deal to refurbish the fortress.
4. Clock Tower Square
A famous site in Thimphu is Clock Tower Square, a square with a tower with four clock faces. It is located in the heart of Thimphu Valley, surrounded by restaurants, café, shops, and hotels. The traditional dragon designed in the square tower clock symbolizes Bhutan as an independent Dragon Kingdom. Book India to Bhutan tour itineraries at the most competitive prices.
5. National Memorial Chorten
One of the prominent landmarks in Thimphu is The Memorial Stupa, also called Thimphu Chorten. It is an iconic sacred site in the southern-central part of Thimphu, a large Chorten that holds a Tibetan-style design. National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974, a frequently visited monument by the locals for daily worship.
The mountainous terrain of Thimphu is full of sheer beauty. You can map out your trip to Thimphu between the months of September-November and March-May. And, embark on adventure activities like trekking, hiking, eco-tours, camping, bike tours, rock climbing, and archery. Spend a promising holiday in Thimphu Bhutan with expert guidance.