Bhutan is one of the top 10 happiest country across the world and a very popular off beat tourist destination for Indian. Most visitors arriving to Bhutan for tourism are Indian, Here is the list of must visit places in Bhutan. Image source – Tourism Council of Bhutan
Thimphu is the largest and capital city of Bhutan, also the the fourth highest capital in the world by altitude. The city of Thimphu is home to most of the important buildings such as Dechencholing Palace, Tashichho Dzong, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and venue for the important festival popularly known as Cham dances or mask dances called Tshechu.
Paro valley is home to list of sacred sites, historical buildings and also home to Paro international airport of Bhutan. The valley is known for tourist attractions such as Rinpung Dzong fortress monastery,National Museum of Bhutan,Chelela Pass, Nyamai Zam wooden bridge and Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist temple.
Paro Taktsang or populary known as Tiger’s Nest, is the most sacred site and Himalayan Buddhist temple in Paro Valley. The monastery located in the cliffside of above the Paro valley and must see tourist attractions of Bhutan.
Punakha Dzong is one of the most majestic structures in Bhutan and also second largest dzong in the country after Trongsa Dzong. The Palace of Great Happiness is located close to east of the capital city, offers breathtaking view of the mountains, flowing river and green valley.
The scenic Phobjikha Valley is located in the Wangdue Phodrang and home to list of most famous tourist attractions such as dzongkhags, impressive Gangteng Monastery, black-necked cranes, colourful Mask Dance Festival and popular trekking sites like Gangtey treks and Phubja Valley trek.
The massive and spectacular structure of Trongsa Dzong is the largest fortress in Bhutan, an important administrative building and tourist attraction, also listed as a one of the tentative site for UNESCO sites of Bhutan along with Rinpung Dzong.
Buddha Dordenma statue in the mountains of Bhutan is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world,made of bronze and gilded in gold. The statue is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue and also tallest statue in Kingdom of Bhutan.
The Memorial Stupa or Memorial Chorten in Thimphu is a prominent landmark of the city and also known as the most visible religious landmark in Kingdom of Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam.
Dochula mountain Pass on the road from Thimpu to Punakha is located at an elevation of 3,100 metres, The pass offers mesmerizing view of the snow-covered mountains, Royal Botanical Park, 108 stupas or chortens and rhododendron garden.
Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife area or mini-zoo created for the takin – the national animal of Bhutan. The unique animal is a large species of ungulate and also found in India at western Arunachal Pradesh known as Mishmi takin.
The country well known for beauty and the peace, Tourism in Bhutan offers unique Bhutanese culture and traditions. The most important centres for tourism is Thimphu capital,Tiger’s Nest Buddhists monastery and Royal Manas National Park.
Bumthang district is home to oldest Buddhist monasteries, sacred sites and ancient temples, consists of mountain valleys, beautiful fields and also famous for yatha and bumthna matha weaving.
Royal Manas National Park, Wangchuck Centennial National Park and Jigme Dorji National Park are three most popular protected areas of Bhutan, home to rare wild animals and Himalayan wildlife including Bengal tigers, golden langur, one-horned rhinoceros, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and Takin.
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum, The national currency for the Kingdom of Bhutan and is tied to the Indian Rupee and accepted in the country.
The pleasant climate of mid September, October to December is the best time to visit Bhutan when weather offers beauty of Bhutan in terms of green valleys, flowing rivers, rhododendrons flowers.
No Visa is required to visit Bhutan for Indian.
Indian nationals required to carry couple of valid documents issued by the Election Commission of India, like Voter Identity Card, Indian Passport. Entry Permit required with travel document at border for visiting Bhutan by road.