Bhutan, the only carbon-negative country in the world is not a very popular travel destination among the youth and is often ignored. The country is inhabited for millenniums and has its own share of rich history and culture with numerous forts, monuments, monasteries, and of course the rich and rare flora and fauna. Bhutan is also called the land of thunderbolt and is widely recognized as the last Shangri La with such alluring landscapes and natural beauty with valleys and rivers adorning its mountains. Check the list of some places you can make a visit to while visiting this beautiful country to experience peace and serenity.
The Royal capital of Bhutan, Thimphu has to be on the top of the list of travel destinations. This is where the royal family resides. The scenery here is magnificent, comprising of lush green mountains with a sparkling river flowing through. If you want to get to know about Bhutan’s tradition and culture then do make a visit to the city as it presents the culture and tradition in the best way possible. Stop by and explore buddha point, forts, national library, museums that narrates the culture of the country and the list goes on.
This town is called the ‘Balcony of Bhutan’ because of the elevation it stands on. This town is located on a height and provides a scenic view of valleys around it. The Trongsa Dzong or one can say the Trongsa fort is situated on top of a ridge and this makes the fort visible from any part of the town. This town has an immense history dating back some centuries. You can visit the museum here to enlighten yourself with the history of this place. Come here and celebrate the Trongsa tshechu, a festival that is celebrated around December or January according to the Bhutanese culture. Visitors visit this place for its culture, tradition, history, panoramic views of the mountains and valleys, and exquisite flora and fauna.
Paro often called the last Shangri La, is the widest valley in the country and is carpeted with rice fields and stunning rives flowing down the valley. This is region is full of natural beauty wish houses built in the authentic traditional style with numerous monasteries and temples, some of with are centuries old. This is a heaven for nature lovers as well as the ones who like history and artifacts. The museum here presents collections of different amours, weaponry, traditional clothing, and handicrafts that represent the culture of Bhutan. Do visit the famous Tiger’s Nest also known as the Taktsang Lhakhang that is the most religious site in Bhutan. You can enjoy a trek through the pine forest while visiting this religious heritage site.
Jakar valley is considered the most beautiful valley out of the four valleys in Bumthang. This valley is full of evergreen mountains that add up to the charm of this valley. Jakar valleys beauty made it gain the name of ‘Little Switzerland’. Visitors are stunned by the beauty and charm of the valley and thus a tourist attraction. If you are looking for some adventure then the rugged terrains and trails are a good adrenaline rush for you. Visit forts and palaces and trek on different mountains all you want.
Wangdue Phodrang is one of the largest districts in the land of the thunder dragon. This district has everything to over to its visitors from cold areas in the north to warm areas in the south to exotic and stunning flora to rare fauna such as red panda or blue sheep. It offers treks and hikes to nature lovers and temples and monasteries to people who love being spiritual. This district has a natural beauty that is found nowhere else.
Bhutan is such a peaceful country and a trip to spend some days here is a must. Experiencing the majestic Himalayas and the heavenly sceneries and landscape is a once in a lifetime experience. From wildlife to monuments to Buddhist architecture and history to serenity and peace, Bhutan has every element to be on your travel list. Make a visit to this happy kingdom.