Places to visit

Paro

Explore a Beautiful and Serene Valley in Bhutan-

paro dzongA wide verdant, Paro Valley is a town that is located in the west of Bhutan, which encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths & legends. The Paro Valley is a home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples & monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. In this Himalayan Kingdom- Bhutan, Paro is known as one of the most fertile valley that produces bulk of locally grown famous red rice on its terraced fields....Read More...

 


 Thimphu

Experience the Real Essence of Bhutan in its Wonderful Capital- Thimphu

thimphuBhutan’s Thimphu is a unique city that offers unusual mixture of modern development and ancient traditions. As the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu plays a home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body. The Thimphu city maintains a strong national character in its architectural style as well as proves to be a lively place for visitors...Read more...

 


 Haa.

The isolated Haa valley lies southwest of the Paro valley, hidden behind the high ridge of the Cheli La. Despite easy access to Tibet, the remote valley has always been off the major trade routes and continues to be on the fringes of tourism. The valley is the ancestral home of the Dorji family, to which the queen grandmother, Ashi Kesang Wangchuck, belongs.

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 Punakha

Enjoy a Lot in Serene Atmosphere of Bhutan’s Former Capital- Punakha

punakhaThe former capital of Bhutan has great link and connections to some of the most momentous events in Bhutanese history. Today Punakha stands as a symbol of unified Bhutan that is blessed with suitable temperature and climate. With natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha Valley produces abundant crops and fruits. One can enjoy splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula Pass on Thimpu- Punakha road, which also lays a perfect platform for indulging in a Bhutan Mountain Biking experience...Read more....

 


Wangdue Phodrang

 (Altitude: 1,300m/4,265ft)

Wangdue Phodrang is an important gateway to the far flung districts of Eastern Bhutan. The dzong perched on a ridge overlooking the Punatsangchu and Dangchu rivers was built in 1639. As the name speaks the dzong of Wangdue held a powerful position during pre-monarchy days. Apart from the great dzong, its cultural wonders lie in the villages. Detour the villages of Gaselo and Nahee towards the west of the dzong. Likewise enjoy the tales of shaman culture in the Shaa regions of Wangdue and listen to the ornamental speeches or Lozeys of Shaa and visit the ancestral home of Pema Tshewang Tashi, the knight whose Lozey still remains a favourite amongst the Bhutanese.

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Trongsa

Explore to have Utmost Fun in a Vibrant Town of Central Bhutan

In the Dzongkha language, Trongsa name means “new village”, which is a town that is in central Bhutan. It is believed that the first temple in Trongsa was built in 1543 by the great-grandfather of the man who unified Bhutan.

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 Bumthang

Witness the Spiritual Heartland of Bhutan- Bumthang or Jakar Valley

Located in the north of Bhutan, Bumthang district is commonly referred to as “the spiritual heartland of Bhutan”. The Jakar Valley or Bumthang has an individuality that charms visitors and tourists. The area of Bumthang comprises of four picturesque mountain valleys like Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekar.

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Mongar

Mongar Dzong

Although built in the 1930s and one of Bhutan’s newest Dzong, it is constructed in the same way as all earlier Dzongs, without plans or nails.  However unlike the earlier Dzongs, that are located in strategic positions, Mongar Dzong is located on a small gentle sloppy area just above the town. A visit to Mongar Dzong shows one how traditional Bhutanese architecture has continued to thrive through the centuries.

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Lhuentse

 (Altitude: 1460m/4789ft.)

In the north-eastern corner of Bhutan lies the ancient region of Kurtoe or Lhuentse as it is known today. It is the ancestral home of our Kings and boasts some sacred sites of pilgrimage in the country. It is located 77km from Mongar (3 hours’ drive) and is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan.  The landscape is spectacular, with stark cliffs towering above river gorges and dense coniferous forests.  The region is famous for its weavers, and their distinctive textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. Kishuthara is one textile that the Kurtoep women are deft in weaving.

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Trashigang

(Altitude: 1,100m/3,610ft.)

Trashigang spans the easternmost corners of the kingdom, skirting up to the edge of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and is the country’s largest district.  The district has an altitude ranging from 600 m to over 4000m and Bhutan’s largest river, the Dangmechu, flows through the district. Trashigang town, on the hillside was once the center for a brisk trade with Tibet.
Today it is the junction of the east-west highway, with road connections to Samdrup Jongkhar and then into the Indian state of Assam.  Trashigang town is also the principle market place for the semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng, whose way of dress is unique in Bhutan.

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Trashi Yangtse

 (Altitude: 1,830m/6003ft.)

Trashiyangtse is a rapidly growing  town and the administrative and religious center for the people of Trashiyangtse. It was carved out from Trashigang district in 1992 as a separate district. The district pushes up to into the north-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and elevations range from 1000m to 5000 m. Situated in a small river valley, it is a lovely spot from which to take walks in the surrounding countryside.  Trashiyangtse is famous for its wooden containers and bowls, which make inexpensive, attractive and useful mementos of a visit to this remote region.

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Samdrup Jongkhar

 (Altitude: 160m/525ft.)

The gate way to Eastern Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar is situated in the south eastern part and shares borders with the Indian state of Assam. It is by far the largest urban centre in eastern Bhutan. It lies at elevations ranging from 200m to 3,500m. In the earlier past, many British Political Officers stationed in Sikkim took the rote from Samdrup Jongkhar to enter into Bhutan. Historically it was administered by the Gyadrung stationed at Dewangiri. Today the road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, completed in the 1960s, enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border as in the past where it was the main trading centre for the Bhutanese. Samdrup Jongkhar is a convenient exit town for tourists who have arranged to visit the neighboring Indian state of Assam.

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