Have you ever dreamt of visiting somewhere that few people have seen or ever heard about? If not then Bhutan is a place to be in. People might have roamed many countries in the world but Bhutan is the most beautiful one you have ever seen. Green hills and flowing rivers surround the majestic Buddhist temples and the tranquil monasteries. It is also called the ‘happiest place on Earth’ after its king said that Bhutan will be measured according to the happiness of the people. Also, it has no traffic lights like other cities. So, you must travel to Bhutan to explore the real “White Gold” of this Himalayan kingdom!
Bhutan’s uniqueness at a glance!!
It was one of the isolated countries on Earth. The Kingdom of Bhutan had no proper roads and there was no television too. Tourists were not allowed to wander about the towns and mountains alone and a guide is necessary. However, they are not just guides but the protector of the country’s traditional way of life and culture of Bhutan from tourism and pollution. ‘If Bhutan itself is so beautiful then why not know about the treasures of Bhutan.’ Let’s have a look at that!
Cultural treasure of Bhutan!!
Bhutan’s culture is fascinating and you must have an insight into it. So, first find out what can we do on our cultural tour in Bhutan!
- Homestay in Bhutan: It will give you a memory full of images to keep in store with chopping chilies, washing dishes and a hot stone bath.
- Festivals in Bhutan: These are the most exciting way of spending time in Bhutan. Also to capture some of the colorful moments with mask dances, and people wearing traditional dresses.
- Paro Tshechu
- Thimphu Tsechu
- Jambay Lhakhang Drup
- Haa Summer Festival
- Wangduephodrang Tshechu
- Black-necked crane festival
- Museums, Monks, and Monasteries: If you are searching for inner peace and want to spend some time alone, then monasteries, museums, and spending hours interacting with the monks will be appreciated.
- National Museum of Bhutan
- Folk Heritage Museum
- Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Tango Monastery
- Dechen Phodrang Monastery, and many more
- Hiking in the Himalayas: Flowering forests of rhododendrons blooming from the Himalayan hills can compel you for hiking. Passing the waterfalls, curious lakes and the rural life of Bhutan will surely make your soul happy and peaceful.
Oh, wait! Do not forget to take out some time and enjoy the national sport of Bhutan, Archery!
Natural treasures of Bhutan!!
Once named “the land of Medicinal Herbs”, you can still witness natural environment in its undisturbed and pristine form. Hike, bike or drive along the landscapes, to admire the landscapes, forest, animals and exotic plants. So let’s find out!
- Biodiversity of Bhutan: The ecosystem of Bhutan is diverse because of its location, geographical and climatic conditions. The rugged mountains and the deep valleys are rich with spectacular biodiversity.
Do you know? Bhutan has
- 5,500 species
- 300 species of medicinal plants
- 50 species of rhododendrons
- 600 species of orchids
Then why not go on a jungle safari to explore the forests of Bhutan!!
- National parks of Bhutan: You can plan a trip to the forests to witness the serenity of the forests, the sounds of the animals and the birds chirping. So let’s go through it!
- Royal Manas National Park
- Jigme Dorji National Park
- Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
- Phrumsengla National Park, etc
These parks will surely let you experience the flora and fauna of Bhutan!
- Fauna: Snow Leopards, Royal Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, Barking Deer, Blue Sheep, Cuckoos, Flycatchers, Ducks, etc
- Flora: Junipers, Magnolias, Carnivorous plants, Rare orchids, Giant Rhubarb, Pine, etc
Also, Blue Poppy and Rhododendrons are mostly found here!
Heritage treasures of Bhutan!!
You can enter the ancient Dzongs, sacred Lhakhangs and interact with the cheerful locals to explore the heritage of Bhutan. Dzongs and Fortresses: Dzongs are the most ancient and peaceful places in Bhutan. These Dzongs. They are the architectural masterpieces which serve as administrative centers. Dzongs also remind the Bhutanese about the victory they got over Tibetan invasions!
- Trongsa Dzong
- Drukyal Dzong
- Punakha Dzong
- Simtokha Dzong, etc
- Lhakhangs of Bhutan: Lhakhangs are sprinkled all over the Bhutanese landscapes. The tranquilizing charm of the bells from the prayer wheels echoes in the valleys of Bhutan. These religious structures are soaked in myths which make them extraordinary.
Lets have a glimpse of it!!
- Chimi Lhakhang
- Khichu Lhakhang
- Khuruthan Lhakhang, etc
It’s secretly beautiful…
Bhutan has rightly preserved its traditionalism and modernity since years. So, if every country becomes concerned about its environment like the Bhutanese people then every country will become magical like the Himalayan Kingdom!