Bhutan is popularly known as the ‘Land of Thunder Dragons’. Bhutan is very large and mountainous with an area of about 46,500 square kilometres and it can be compared to Switzerland both in terms of its size and topography.
Bhutan is blessed with mighty Himalayas. These Himalayas protects it from the rest of the world and this is the reason the kingdom is left ecstatically untouched.
Bhutan has a total population of about 6.5 Lac and the people here enjoy a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Small villages which are meagrely scattered over rocky mountain land are occupied by nearly 85% of the total population. Since the inception of the 7th century, Buddhism is established in the country and it continues to play a significant role in their serene lives.
These days you may find various sites on the internet that provides attractive holiday packages to Bhutan. Below is a short summary of places you may visit in Bhutan:
Black Mountains western slopes are enriched by the freezing valley of Phobjika. Have you ever wondered and thought about the wildlife preserves of the country? If you are fond of national parks then the ride of Black Mountains National Park will surely amaze you.
If you wish to see the wild eastern face of the kingdom then the lively town of Trashigang proves to be an ultimate choice.
Bumthang is a domicile to its prehistoric and valuable Buddhist Sites and is also considered as the religious heartland of Bhutan. It replicates the Blues bar that is located in the America’s Deep South. Four major valleys of Bumthang add four moons to its beauty. Choskhor is one among them where one can find the most essential palaces, temples and dzongs.
Laya is one of the biggest villages in the kingdom which ranges at 12,136 feet and is located in the far northwest side of Bhutan. The population here consists of around 800 people who have their own dressing style, language, customs, Etc.
Pemayangtse is a nice place and to visit this place, one should depart in the early morning. Pemayangtse was built in the 17th century. Timber structure portraying Sanglokpahi is an exclusive feature of this monastery. One should visit this monastery in the afternoon.
Gangtok / Pemayangtse – If you want to visit the Tibetean Settlements then you may leave for Gangtok through Ravangla after your breakfast. In mid you may even visit Rumtek monastery which is headquarter of Kyagyupa.
Thimpu – Thimpu is enriched with the National Library, The TraditionalMedicine Institute, Memorial Chorten and Painting School. Handicrafts Emporium and local market can be visited in the dusk.
Paro – A full day Tourism in Paro involve visits to Drukgyel Dzong. Visiting a conventional farm house also sounds to be a great option as the attractiveness of Paro Valley is inflated by farm houses. The sight of Takstang monastery is worthwhile.
You need an additional page to get a visa for Bhutan and also your passport should have at least 6 months validity. You should take care of this matter so that your trip doesn’t get delayed due to Bhutanese visa issues.