It is one of the most beautiful neighbors of India that has become a sensational tourist destination on the checklist of almost every traveler. You will be amazed to know that Bhutan was really closed to visitors until 1974, when they decided to withdraw the ban to earn some revenue and to promote their culture. They have been successful in maintaining a healthy living environment and have ensured sustainable development strategies. It is also the only carbon negative country and their forest cover of above 60 percent is also governed by their law. They really are a surprising secret that needs to be explored.
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Places to Visit
It is the capital of Bhutan and also has major government offices here. It is also home to the Royal Family of Bhutan and is the prime city for commerce too. The place gives a flavor of the modern Bhutan and also gives you a taste of its traditional diversity. The city is really refreshing and must be included in your itinerary.
It is one of the most prominent sacred sites of Bhutan with historical buildings scattered throughout. Its beauty is beyond words and cannot be expressed but just felt. If your stay is all about finding yourself stay in Paro and rejuvenate your soul its environment. It is one of the three locations that make the ‘Golden Triangle’ of popular tourist destinations within Bhutan.
It is the border town that you reach after you pass through the Indian town of Jaigaon. Almost all tourists prefer to enter Bhutan from here. Though there are no Dzong or Monastery here but there are few refreshing sites that you can enjoy during your stay here. Entry to this border town is simple for Indians and does not require a VISA whereas other foreign nationals do have to get themselves a permit.
The most photogenic places within the country of Bhutan, Punakha is one of the most engaging destinations for travelers. The Punakha Dzong is the most important structure and a ancient fortress that stands tall to its heritage and culture. The Royal Fortress is on the confluence of the Pho Chhu and the Mo Chhu rivers and it also served as a winter home to the Royal Family.
It is one of the most prominent pass which falls on the way from Punakha to Thimphu. The Pass is a stunning location which offers 360 panaromic view of the Himalayan mountain range. There are around 108 chortens here and the winters offer the graceful view of the snowcapped mountains which is a great deal to miss out. The Bhutanese visit here regularly specially during their vacations for a sweet family time and so must you.