A Happy Escape from Your Lonely Planet to Bhutan
“The best vacations are not measured in miles but in smiles”
Planning for a trip to a hill station to witness nature at its best far from the bustle of daily life? Bhutan waits for you then.
Bhutan has stood out to be among the hot favorite tourist destinations of the world because of its plethora of options to explore. The country (which has a population of almost 817,054) was isolated from the rest of the world for a long period and a few years ago (in 1974) it has opened its doors for the tourists. Situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas, Bhutan is a worth visiting place. It has all to serve a nature lover, a bird-watcher, a honeymoon couple, or an explorer.
Best time to visit Bhutan:
October to December is considered to be the best time to visit the lonely planet Bhutan. The weather during this period remains pleasant which makes it perfect for tourists to wander throughout the country. Even, April to May is good time travel to Bhutan and explore the most famous places to visit in Bhutan as the climate remains dry and comfortable.
How to reach Bhutan:
Bhutan is now easily accessible as the Paro Airport is an international airport in Bhutan. Apart from that, Phuentsholing which is a border town between India and Bhutan is the easiest gateway to Bhutan (if you are traveling by road). You will get car rentals at NJP Railway Station and Bagdogra Airport to reach Bhutan by road.
Why millions of tourist travel to Bhutan?
Bhutan has numerous reasons to travel to the country and Thimphu the capital of Bhutan may be one of them which is a combination of traditional culture and modernism. Let us then note some of the major factors of Bhutan tourism.
1-The happiest country in the world:
WORTH ENVYING: Bhutan Is World’s Happiest Nation. It’s the World’s Only Carbon-Negative Country. 72% Of It Is Still Forested & Its Constitution Says At Least 60% Must Remain That Way. In 2016 Each Of Its 82,000 Households Planted A Tree To Celebrate Birth Of A Prince! pic.twitter.com/ttpZg9AHBF
— Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) March 6, 2018
How can Bhutan be the happiest country as it is a small landlocked region? You might be thinking this but let me tell you that Bhutan has managed to secure its place in the list of the happiest countries of the world. The government of Bhutan focuses more on the GNH (Gross National Happiness) more than the GDP. An everlasting smile can always be seen in the face of the citizens of the country.
2-Mother Nature resides here:
— Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (@tsemtulku) December 14, 2016
The government of Bhutan allows a controlled number of tourists in order to preserve the environment. Bhutan, as compared to its neighboring countries, is still less explored and thus the natural phenomenon is still pure and untouched. Phobjika Valley, Paro River, Haa Valley, Burning Lake, Jhomolhari etc are some of the places where one can breathe fresh air and enjoy natural beauty.
A 1.5 hour 9 holes of golf followed by a 3.5 hour trek up the mountain and a birthday party at 3,000m with a few Buddhist Monks for this gorgeous 3 year old. #Goplay9 #Trekking #Bhutan #livingthedream #Mountains #Explore #Travel #travelwithkids pic.twitter.com/zYksKAc6TW
— Adam Calver (@ACalverGolf) December 7, 2017
Looking for a place to test your endurance and ability? Come to Bhutan then. Bhutan has some of the greatest treks of the world where you can visit for an adrenaline rush. Pack all the necessary pieces of equipment and indulge in trekking in Bhutan. The Jhomolhari Trek, Druk Path Trek, Snowman Trek, Duer Hot springs Trek, Dagala Thousands Lakes Trek, Bumthang Owl Trek are some of the most popular places to treks in Bhutan.
4-Culture and festivals:
— Alesha & Jarryd (@NOMADasaurus) July 27, 2016
Bhutan is originally a country of Buddhism (The Last Shangri-la) and as you know Buddhists are generally peaceful people who believe that God resides in every human being. The festivals of Bhutan are known for the vibrancy, richness, and happiness. Some of the most popular festivals of Bhutan are Thimphu Tsechu Festival, Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu Festival, Punakha Drubchen and Tshechu Festival, Paro Tshechu Festival, Haa Summer Festival.
5-Must-taste food of Bhutan:
Bhutan, I truly see why you are a happiness country ✨
— Amrita kaur (@AmritaOfLife) September 23, 2017
The traditional Bhutanese food has been initially inspired by the cuisines of the neighboring countries such as India, China and Tibet. However, the country has maintained its unique character of the food. Some of the most popular cuisines of Bhutan are-Ema Datshi (Chillies and Cheese), Phaksha Paa (Pork meat with red chilies), Jasha Maru (Spicy Chicken), Momos, Red Rice, and locally brewed Ara which is a fermented drink made from rice, millet, and maize.
Apart from that, Bhutan also has some awe-inspiring sightseeing destination such as-
- Tiger’s Nest Monastery,
- Punakha Dzong,
- Tashichho Dzong,
- National Museum of Bhutan, Chimi Lhakhang,
- Simtokha Dzong,
- Buddha Dordenma,
- Chele La
- Motithang Trekking Preserve
- Jigme Dorji National Park
- Memorial Chorten
And many more….
Q. When did the government of Bhutan allow tourism?
A. The government of Bhutan decided to begin tourism in the year 1974 in order to raise the revenue and promote its unique culture.
Q. How to book a trip to Bhutan?
A. The easiest and most convenient way to book a trip to Bhutan would be consulting a registered Bhutanese Tour Operator as they offer the best packages at affordable rates.
For more such popular FAQs visit: https://www.bhutanpackages.com/frequently-asked-question.php