Bhutan - A Fascinating Himalayan Kingdom

Hidden away high amongst the mighty Himalayan range, the pristine Kingdom of Bhutan is a small and landlocked nation in Asia. Adventurous Bhutan is situated in the eastern Himalayan Mountains south of China bordered by Indian states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh.

The small and predominant Bhutan allures large volume of tourists through its splendid natural sceneries. The wonderful kingdom adorns mysterious and magic mountains which offer things to do including trekking, biking and bird-watching through some of the wilderness areas. Adventurous travelers can experience Kayaking and Rafting in the Crystal Rivers of Bhutan which provides a unique opportunity to explore the kingdom’s enticing wilderness.

Places to Visit

Taktsang Monastery, Paro

The Monastery also is known as Tiger's Nest. It is a belief that once a religious Guru flew till here all the way from Tibet on a Tiger and he took rest here. You cannot reach Taktsang directly by road and visitors are required to trek a few kilometers uphill to witness the amazing view of the Monastery. It is certainly the most popular sight that most people travel to Bhutan for.

Punakha Dzong

Another great example of Bhutan art and architecture is the Punakha Dzong whose name translates to' the palace of great happiness'. It represents great culture of Bhutan and rich heritage through its unique art and architectural practices. The Dzong is a important centre as the Kings have been crowned here in Punakha. The location at the confluence of the two rivers Mo Chu and Po Chu makes the Dzong more beautiful.

Chele La, Paro

Chele La Pass is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan which can be reached by driving your car till there. The Pass is a beautiful gift of nature which you cannot afford to miss. The Pass is about 36 km away from the Paro town and the road is quite beautiful and assures a wonderful road trip with even more amazing location. The Chele La Pass separates the Paro Valley from the Haa Valley and it is also one of the best points for photographers who are constantly in search of wonderful locations and is beautiful beyond imagination.

Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu

It is one of the outstanding pieces of work and the tallest statues of the Shakyamuni Buddha statue in Bhutan. The Buddha Dordenma is a wonderful sightseeing location and also a great pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist population of Bhutan. The statue was constructed in the year 2015 and stands tall to a height of 169 feet. The golden statue was constructed to celebrate the anniversary of the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa

This National Park is the second largest in Bhutan and provides an absolute treat for the wildlife enthusiast traveling to Bhutan. The park stretches over an area of about 4316 and its elevation ranges from 1400 m to 7000 m which makes it a home to a variety of wildlife whose habitat are all varied. The major attractions are wildlife species like Bengal tiger, clouded leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, beautiful birds etc. and some unique flora and fauna.

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