The capital of Bhutan is very fascinating destination. The city is nestled in the higher ranges of the Himalayas offering astounding views of their verdant forest and mesmerizing view of Chuu and Raidak river. Thimphu is a must visit place embraced with ancient world charms and modernity. Today, the city is filled with camera holding tourists in quest of exploring the unique Bhutanese culture, their lifestyle and cuisine.
The popularly explored sightseeing places in Thimphu are Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma, Clock Tower Square, Dechencholing palace and Motithang Takin Preserve. Other tourism places include Dzong like Tashichhoe and Simtokha; Monasteries such as Dechen Phodrang, Tango and Cheri. Apart from Monasteries and Dzongs, Thimphu also offers elegant cafes and bars as well as nightclubs and restaurants to meet the same minded people from different places and socialise.
Paro is the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan along with its peaceful and serene beauty, encompassed by unlevelled mountains, lush verdant fields and historical buildings. The only International Airport of Bhutan is found in this city only. Perhaps, it is literally the most visited city of Bhutan as it receives maximum number of tourists.
The most famous Monastery, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) is also situated in the cliffs of this city. There are other frequently visited dzongs like Paro and Zuri, Pelri Goemba, Ugyen Pelri Palace. Other tourist attraction places include temple, museums and monuments like Khangkhu Lhakhang, Druk Choeding, Tago Lhakhang, Bondey Lhakang and National museum. This city is a historic town with serene atmosphere and it is best explored on foot. One gets to witness the everyday life of the locals which is worth a stroll in this tranquil place and it eventually makes it a must visit place for every traveller out there.
Punakha is yet another astonishing destination on Bhutan and is extremely enjoyed by thrill seeking adventurers. This is the best place to be for people looking to enjoy adrenaline rush of river rafting in the two rivers namely, Mo and pho. Apart from being popular for adventure sports, Punakha is more renowned for the 17th century fortress ‘Punakha Dzong’ which is situated sublimely beside the river Pho and Mo.
This majestic Himalayan town hosts traditional masked dances and music during Punakha Tshechu, a popular religious festival of Bhutan. Many people here visit the place in an attempt to understand the Bhutanese culture and the history of Bhutan while relishing its divine natural beauty. It has some must visit attractions Namgyal Chorten and Chimi Lhakhang as these places offer a grand view of rivers and mountains. Limbhukha and Punakha Dzong are other places to visit while you’re in Bhutan.
Trongsa is nestled in the central of Bhutan and the lush verdant forests creates a picturesque place to surround your senses and simply get lost in the mesmerising beauty of the nature here. This is must visit place in Bhutan which is conveniently placed in the middle of Bhutan with planned junction connecting roads to Bhumtang, Gelephu and Punakha. The Trongsa Dzong is the most prominent attraction and a noteworthy one. This Buddhist Monastery is elegantly topped with red roofs and white wash walls set down above a valley. It is a little town where tourist go sightseeing, shopping and taking a nice stroll amidst the nature, apart from visiting Trongsa Dzong.
5. Jigme Dorji National Park
Jigme Dorji is a National Park which is situated in Bhutan and is one of the top places to visit in Asia to witness the exquisite wildlife of Bhutan. It is the second largest National Park of Bhutan and covers the districts such as Thimphu district, Gasa District, Punakha, Paro district and Wangdue Phodrang district. This National Park is famous for having the best of both the worlds, including wildlife and cultural sites that are located inside the Park. The Park, in fact, consist of around 6500 people who lives in the Park to look after the agriculture and animal husbandry. This place has been listed as tentative site by the UNESCO.
The Park is also abode to 37 known species of mammals as well as endangered species such as clouded leopard, blue sheep, Bengal Tiger, snow leopard and so on. It also home to more than 300 species of exotic birds. Jigme Dorji National Park is the only park where one can find national animal – Takin, National bird – Raven, National Flower – Blue Poppy and National tree – Cypress, all existing within the same premises in the park.