Perched high in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a small paradise. It is a country where red rice and chillies are considered to be a vegetable. This is a place where development is not measured by Gross National Product but by Gross National Happiness. It is the world's last remaining Buddhist kingdom, so, a visit here will bring a smile on your face and a sense of peace.
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The verdant Paro Valley is regarded as one of the most beautiful in all of Bhutan. If you take in the historic legend with breathtaking scenery, traditional houses, monasteries and rice fields, Paro is a place to be.
Thimphu is an intriguing destination and is also the capital of Bhutan. This city is a culturally most visited place graced with old charms and modernity.
Another breathtaking destination in Bhutan is Punakha and this place is widely visited by adventure seekers. The feeling the place offers is surreal and people visit here to understand the Bhutanese culture.
Trekking on the Snowman Trek:
This trek is one of the most challenging and adventurous treks in the world. It starts at Paro and will lead you to the remote corner of the Lunana valley.
Mountain Biking in Paro and Punakha:
Biking down the route of Paro and Punakha will lead you to rugged terrains and spiraling descents. So, if you want to explore the ruins and monasteries of Bhutan then biking is one of the best options.
Rafting and Kayaking:
The Po Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers are the most suitable ones for rafting and kayaking. You also get to see the sights and beautiful farmlands.
A dish made of fresh yak cheese and chillies, Ema Datshi is an everyday specialty in Bhutan.
It is a pork dish cooked with spicy red chillies, radishes or spinach. If you love park then this is for you.
An interesting take on dumplings, Hoentoe is an aromatic buckwheat dumpling for you to taste the best of Bhutan.
When to Go:
September to November:
The month of September marks the beginning of autumn in Bhutan with clear skies and pleasant weather. It is also a great time to enjoy adventure activities.
December to February:
Winters in Bhutan are beautiful and less crowded. It is also to get the perfect view of the places and a great deal on hotels.
March to May:
This time of the year is perfect to enjoy nature in Bhutan. Bird watchers can also have an enjoyable time here watching various birds.
June to August:
It is the beginning of summer in Bhutan which brings heavy rains. The mountains are cloaked in clouds which looks surreal.
Taxi: To travel around, you can hire a taxi. But keep in mind to negotiate the fares beforehand.
On foot: Walking is a great way to explore the cities of Bhutan and you would love it.
What to Pack:
- Heavy warm clothes
- Walking shoes and trekking gear
- Carry a sturdy umbrella
Bhutan is a pastoral delight. So come and experience the charm of Bhutan and be mystified with the world's best-kept secret.