BHUTAN Travel Guide

BHUTAN Travel Guide

Bhutan is a small kingdom which nestles in the Himalayas between India and China and also known as Kingdom of Bhutan. It is a landlocked country in south Asia. Tiger nest and Thimphu are some of important tourist attraction places

IMPORTANT PLACES TO BE VISITED:

  • MONGAR AND LHUNTSE:These two places Mongar and Lhuntse are the most preferred sites in Bhutan .Journey from Bumthang to Mongar is the most beautiful in Himalayas which is located on hill top.
  • HAA VALLEY:Haa valley is one of the destinations which arepopular for its nature beauty. Around the valley there are many scenic sights like temples and fortress like Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo are famous white and black temples
  • PUNAKHA:Punakha is a breathe taking destination in Bhutan with some momentous events which deserves with amazing and significant Bhutanese culture. It levels from 1300m at valley floor and it becomes the important place to enjoy the natural beauty along with Punakha Dzong,Limbhukha spots
  • BUMTHANG VALLEY:Bumthang valley is the most ancient and precious Buddhist site which is located at an attitude of 2600 m,it is one of the oldest Buddhist temple.Jakar is the main town in the terrain which is filled with various trees and temples around
  • WANGDUEPHODRANG:It is the last town on central highway which is located in the south of Punakha. Higher reaches of Wangduephodrang provides a rich pastureland as a popular place to visit and also famous for bamboo products.

FEATURES OF BHUTAN:

  • Bhutan has many mysterious names such as The Land of the Thunder Dragon, The Kingdom in the Sky and The Land of the Hidden Treasures
  • Among the other countries Bhutan is the only country in the world which cares to protect the environment where almost 60 percent of the entire nation remains under forest
  • One of the interesting fact is that one third of population of Bhutan are under the age of 14 and the medium age population are of 22years
  • Bhutan name was origined from the Sanskrit bhotanta which means The end of Tibet and other origin the Sanskrit bhuattan means highlands
  • Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan with population of around 742,737 and it’s the only capital in the world without traffic light
  • Bhutan has the highest unclimbed peak named Gangkhar Puensum which is about 19,685 feet and it was banned by government to climb
  • Bhutan is situated in Himalayas eastern edge and even though it has many breath-taking monasteries
  • Ngultrum is the currency of Bhutan and it is also officially pegged to Indian rupee and Dzongkha is the national language and it also has two other major languages such as Tshanglakha and the Lhotshamkha where Tshanglakha native language of eastern part and Lhotshamkha native language of southern part
  • National flag of Bhutan featuring the dragon was adopted in 1965 where two colours saffron and yellow are divided diagonally with dragon in the middle holding jewels

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