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Looking for a serene and peaceful holiday? Want to de-stress yourself? Welcome to Bhutan, the World's happiest country. Immerse yourself in this picturesque Himalayan kingdom with their magnificent castle-like monasteries, flavoured delicacies along with their colourful festivals!
This sacred Buddhist kingdom has preserved its Buddhist traditions and culture since the 17th century. The dzongs or the castle-like monasteries are the most attractive part of Bhutan, and there are a number of them. The Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) is the most popular tourist destination both for its sacredness, as well as its cultural significance. The temple is located in the Paro valley, and you need to trek for 2-3 hours through a canopy of pine trees to reach there. It is worth the effort because the view from the top is out of the world! Bhutan has several other spectacular dzongs as well like the Punakha Dzong, Zuri Dzong, Tashichhoedzong.

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Things to do

Tour of Thimphu - Begin at the National Memorial Chorten in the middle of town with its exquisite gold spires and mandala patterns, built in memory of Bhutan's third King. Get to the heart of Bhutanese Deh-sho paper making at Jungshi handmade paper factory made with the bark of the daphne bush.

Chele la - An hour and a half away from Paro, the drive to Chele La Pass, at 13084 ft. above msl is one of Bhutan's highest motorable passes.

Birding and sights in Punakha - Get your permit and drive to Punakha/Wangdue, 2-1/2 hours away. Stop en route at Dochu La Pass for spectacular views Bhutan's highest mountains.

Taktsang Monastery - Hike up to the fascinating Taktsang, 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery, after an early breakfast. A nearly 3-hour hike one way, this precariously perched monastery lies where it is believed meditating here gives one greater blessings than meditating anywhere else.

Phobjikha Valley - A day trip to Bhutan's most fascinating glacial valleys, Gangtey & Phobjikha, deserves to begin early.

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Best time to visit October to June

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the best time to visit Bhutan. The mild weather during these months makes it a perfect time to visit the country. Thimphu Festival and Black-Necked Crane Festival - usually takes places at the end of September or early October. It is also the right time to think about Jomolhari trekking, river rafting and kayaking. Marathon enthusiasts can take part in Bhutan International marathon. Snowfall can be expected in winter- from December, January, and February. Consider travelling in June or December for low season price while still having favourable weather. A penny saved is a penny earned!

February -0.6/10.60 C
March 2.2/12.40 C
April 6.0/17.10 C
May 9.3/18.30 C
June 11.9/20.20 C
July 12.7/21.40 C

How to reach


  • The only international airport in Bhutan is in Paro, located west of the capital, Thimphu. Drukair and Bhutan Airlines are the only airlines which service in Bhutan.

  • There is a domestic airport in Bumthang that is connected to Paro by Tashi Air. Domestic flights are available but there are no daily services.


  • The country have fairly good road network, except the northern region.

  • Most of Bhutan's roads are mountainous with lots of winding turns.Remember, self-driving though can definitely be an adventure!

  • Toyota Coaster Buses are cheap and are fairly comfortable.

  • Taxis or share taxis are arguably the best way to go about, as there are not many options for you to choose from. The prices of these hires can be negotiated directly.


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