You can be assured of a pleasant Bhutan tour if you come here. At these tourist destinations in Bhutan you will find the best accommodation options, excellent customer service, and more over sightseeing, that will surely enthrall you.
Phuentsholing is a small town in Bhutan. This popular tourist destination in Bhutan caters to both leisure guests and business travelers. Some of the sites that you can visit are
Paro is another destination that is frequently visited by tourists. You can visit Taktshang Monastery, Kichu Lhakang, National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. You can be assured of a comfortable and enjoyable stay here.
This is beautiful tourist destination is the capital of Bhutan. The slopes of Wang Chhu, a river valley is a perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon. Thimphu is famous for its museums, some of which are:
VAST (Voluntary Artist’s Studio, Thimpu), Norzin Lam (textile museum), The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, The National Folk Heritage Museum.
PUNAKHA (alt. 1,300m)
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khnep (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.
WANGDUEPHODRANG (alt. 1,300m)
Wangduephodrang is the last town on the central highway before central Bhutan. The town is not more than an enlarged village with a few well-provided shops. Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.
GANGTEY GOMPA / PHOBJIKHA (alt. 3,000m)
In the east of Wangduephodrang, the great monastery of Gangtey dates back to the 17th century. A few kilometers past the monastery, on the valley floor is the village of Phobjikha. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter winter in milder and lower climate.
TRONGSA (alt. 2,300m)
Trongsa forms the central hub of the nation and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. Both His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck, the Penlop of Trongsa, who was elected the country’s first hereditary monarch and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa ancient seat. The Crown Prince of Bhutan normally holds the position of the Trongsa Penlop prior to ascending the throne including the present King who was appointed Penlop in 1972, shortly before his succession to the throne. The entire landscape around Trongsa is spectacular.
BUMTHANG ( alt. 2,600m – 13,125 feet)
Bumthang has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprising of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origin.
MONGAR (alt. 1,600m)
The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas crossing 4,000m high Thrumshingla pass. Gushing waterfalls, steep cliffs with even steeper drops, blazing flowers and constantly changing vegetation combine to make this journey as varied as it is beautiful.
TRASHIGANG (alt. 1,100m)
In the far east of Bhutan, on the bank of Gamri Chhu river lies Trashigang, the country’s largest district. Trashigang, once the centre of a busy trade route with Tibet, is today the junction of east-west highway with road connecting to Samdrup Jongkhar and then to the Indian States of Assam. This town is also used as the market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng whose costumes are unique in Bhutan.
TRASHIYANGTSE (alt. 1,700m)
Trashiyangtse is a small village with a garden aspect and a lovely place from where to launch a couples of hours stroll into surrounding countryside. The Dzong was built in the later 1990s when the new district was created. A very interest art school is worth the visit. Also Trashiyangtse is famous for its wooden containers and bowls.
The road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar was completed in 1960s and it enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border. There is little to see in this area but it was being used mostly as a convenient exit town however due to disturbances in adjoining Indian territory, the exit route has been closed.
A small town in Bhutan is also the capital of the district of Bumthang. Its undulating land, which is filled with apple trees and innumerable temples, is a tourist’s delight. Some of its popular tourist attractions are:
The National Library,Convention Center, Royal Bhutan Golf Course and High Court.
Tourism in Bhutan has increased to a large extent owing to the many tourist destinations in Bhutan. Paro, Thimphu, Jakar and Phuentsholing are some of the most popular ones. All of these destinations have exotic locations. Their valleys, lush green meadows, thick forests will indeed charm you. Not just that, the temples, monasteries and museums will arouse an interest in you about the land.
Your travel to Bhutan is sure to be memorable.