Wildlife of Bhutan- A visit to 5 National Parks With Family and Friends
Bhutan is a Buddhist country situated in the borders of Tibet and China. The country is blessed with many historical monasteries and temples. Bhutan’s landscape is mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna. It is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Besides its ethnicity, the country has beautiful landscapes and wildlife reserves maintained with great concern by the Buddhist people.
Wildlife in Bhutan
Witnessing Bhutan wildlife is a wonderful experience. The geographical diversity offers habitat to a wide range of animals. There are many wildlife parks which preserve many species of animals to protect them from threats and keep them safe for the tourists to watch.
To experience such amazing wildlife, Bhutan tour package is offering you the opportunity to visit the national parks of Bhutan with your family and friends. There is not much wildlife parks in Bhutan but to describe them there are five national parks to be mentioned:
1. Jigme Dorji National park:
This is the largest protected wildlife park in Bhutan with an area of about 4,349 square kilometres. It covers the western parts of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha and almost the entire area of Gasa district.
Species of animals: Takin, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, etc
Distance from Bhutan: 189.8 kilometre
Best time to visit: March to October
2. Royal Manas National Park:
This park is situated in south-central Bhutan with an area of 1,023 square kilometres. It was initially established as a reserve game park with Black Mountain National Park to the north and Manas Tiger Reserve to the south.
Species of animals: Clouded leopards, Asian Elephant, Himalayan Black Bear, etc
Distance from Bhutan: 60.5 kilometres
Best time to visit: November to March
3. Black Mountain National Park:
This park was renamed as Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spreads to an area of 1,723 square kilometres. It protects the range of mountains that separates eastern and western Bhutan.
Species of animals: Tiger, Red Panda, Golden Langur, etc
Distance from Bhutan: 7,605 kilometres
Best time to visit: Between November and March
4. Thrumshing La National Park:
This park is situated between Bumthang and Mongar and protects temperate forests of fir and chir pine. It is known for its scenic views, dense forests, and alpine meadows. It spreads to an area of 768 square kilometres. It has a natural garden of Bhutan’s Rhododendron diversity within its natural habitat.
Species of animals: Rufuous necked hornbill, Satyra Tragopan
Distance from Bhutan: 55.1 kilometres
Best time to visit: March to May and in September to December
5. Wangchuck Centennial National Park:
The Wangchuck Centennial National Park was inaugurated in June 2008. The park is located in the north-central region of Bhutan with an area of about 4,149 square kilometres and it is the largest national park in the Bhutan Kingdom.
Species of animals: Royal Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Musk Bear, etc.
Distance from Bhutan: 42.5 kilometre
Best time to visit: There is no such particular month to visit
Bhutan Wildlife at its best
Bhutan wildlife has many birds and endangered species like Asian Elephant, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, etc, are preserved very carefully by the Bhutanese people and their Government. You should definitely visit to explore the wildlife of Bhutan kingdom. Nature will give its best if it is not harmed or exploited by the humans. So, we should preserve nature to stop the extinction of the animal species.