Bhutan – A place filled with happiness, simplicity and authenticity. Sharing boundaries with India and China, this little country has so much to offer; much more than you could imagine. Lush green forests, awe-binding culture, beautiful traditions, tall mountains, divine temples and so much more. The Kingdom of Bhutan first welcomed tourism in the 1970s and since then it has received guests who’ve since fallen in love with the place.
The Bhutanese boast of beautiful mythological folk tales about dragons and their thunderous roars, which led to the kingdom being locally addressed as ‘Druk Yul’ or ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’.
Bhutan is home to many marvellous creations of nature. Along with this, most of Bhutan’s people follow Buddhism and bestow their trust and loyalty upon their king, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck – also known as the ‘Dragon King.’
The People are down to earth, simple, and honest. They are trustworthy, great friends, and uninvolved.
Bhutan has everything to make it a fairytale destination- untouched nature, one of a kind landscapes, mouth-watering food, world-famous monasteries; these are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a serene place filled with peace and love. If you are a person who prefers the company of nature, Bhutan is the perfect place to be.
Places To Visit
Bhutan has so much to offer if you wanna go out and explore. It has something for everyone; sightseeing places, fun activities, peace, love and quiet. What it requires is someone willing to explore. The freshness of nature, the weather, and the general vibe and atmosphere of this place make it a perfect trip for time away from hectic life. Traverse the culture, history, tourist attractions and food by adding this country to a place you must travel.
The capital and the largest city in the country, this place is a tourist magnet. The Textile Museum and the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory- a place for you to experience the craft of papermaking, and the Folk Heritage Museum are some of the places you must visit. Along with this, the place also has mind-blowing places to hike and trek. You can also watch the sunset, enjoy the culture and blend in the locality while you’re there.
Buddha Dordenma Statue
One of the largest Buddha statues in the world, This Shakyamuni statue carries a great historical and religious significance and hence is one of the most visited places in Bhutan. People who have been there often say that this statue creates an aura of peace and happiness all around. On which Buddha is seated, the throne is a huge meditation hall for you to connect with your inner self and find peace.
A delightful place, Paro is the city you’d be absorbing upon landing, being home to Bhutan’s only international airport. Lying beside the Paro River (Chu), this place is famous for its complex architecture, traditional houses, shops and cafes, and is famous among travellers for its rich culture and heritage.
The largest monastery in Bhutan, Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest is very significant- religiously and culturally. Sitting just above the Paro Valley, it is a magnet to many Buddhist pilgrims and wanderers each year. The beauty of this place knows no bounds. Famous for its unique position, it is one of the most peaceful places on Earth to meditate and to receive enlightenment.
This place is a small town known for the Punakha Dzong and valley temples, this place is nature’s special, marvellous creation. It is not only Bhutan’s second-largest city, but incredibly picturesque, and is famous for the colourful and vibrant festivals it organises. It’s the purest, truest representation of Bhutanese culture.
Food that will melt your heart!
Bhutan’s culture uses a variety of spices and ingredients to make its cuisine unique and exquisite. The flavours they include help you expand your taste palate and dabble into flavours you may not have known before. You can taste its rich, deep-rooted culture with each bite. It is recommended to taste local eatables from local restaurants and cafes to enjoy the cuisine to its best ability.
While Bhutan is neighbours with India and China and heavily impacts the cuisine, the Bhutanese food is spicy and uses less oil. Ofcourse, fusion dishes exist, but the dishes passed down from generations of families inhabited in Bhutan reflect its true culture.
There are a variety of traditional dishes to choose from- like Ema Datshi, a mix of chillies and cheese; Momos, dumplings filled with vegetables and meat; Phaksha Paa, pork cooked with chillies; Jashu Maru, minced chicken serves with rice and vegetables; Kewa Datshi, potatoes and local cheese served in a stew; Jasha maru, traditional chicken stew or curry, All of these to make your mouth water and make you crave more with each bite.
Everything is made with love and care, and you taste it with every bite you take. The pure and authentic culture reflects in the food and people of Bhutan.
Bhutan is a direct gateway to paradise. There lies adventure in every venture of yours in the country. Book your ticket today and have the time of your life.