Bhutan

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Bhutan

A land that is tucked away in the heart of the Majestic Himalayas, and was once so remote to access and reclusive by nature, that it was aptly called “The Forbidden Kindgom”. A land of Gompas, Pagodas and Dzongs. A land surrounded by mountains, and steeped in mysticism and magic. A land whose people have one of the highest Gross National Happiness Index in the world. Escape to Bhutan, where you will find Primeval forests, golden snow capped peaks, enriching Buddhist philosphies, stunning flora, countless high-altitude treks, and a sense of overwhelming peace.

Capital: Thimphu

Currency: Ngultrum

Official Language: Dzongkha

Travel Times

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Taj Tashi - Thimphu
Le Meridien - Thimphu
Naksel Boutique Hotel - Paro
Uma By COMO - Paro

Thimphu

Capital of one of the most intriguing destinations in the world, Thimphu juxtaposes the old and new and weaves a charm around your heart. If you are in the mood for something old and traditional, you can never go wrong while visiting the dzongs or forts scattered around or the Buddhist stupas that are common yet so uncommon. Visit the weekend market to get a pulse on the society and culture of the local or you can also visit the National Textile Museum to gleen about Bhutan’s living national art of weaving. Visit the National Institute for Zorig Chusum to know more about Bhutan's 13 traditional arts.

Gangtey

This is one of the most beautiful places in all of Bhutan. Named after the 17th Century monastery that sits on a hillock nearby, it is one the kingdom’s few glacial valleys and is unusually wide and flat compared to others in Bhutan. Some of the places to visit here are the Gangtey Goempa, the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan and the Black Necked Crane Information Centre that has an observation room equipped with high power telescopes and spotting scopes for catching the best view of the cranes.

Punakha

Serving as the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (the chief abbot), the Punakha valley is abundant in its crop and fruit production and grows mangoes, bananas, oranges, and pomegranate along with harvesting rice. Get splendid views of the distant Himalayas at the Dochu La Pass and marvel at the beauty of the Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in the country when you visit Punakha.

Paro

Nestled among brush-covered hills of the Paro valley, this picturesque village is surrounded by a mixture of rolling hills and steep, mountainous inclines. When here, be sure to check out the extensive collections of Bhutanese cultural and religious artifacts spanning the centuries at the National Meuseum of Bhutan. do not miss out on visiting the Paro Dzong, also known as the \'The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels\'. If you are into hiking, you should definitely visit the Takstang or better known as the \'Tiger\'s Nest\' monastery.

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