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Explore the Beauty Of Bhutan: A Magical Journey Awaits

While driving on every turn of Bhutan’s hairpin roads, experience colourful monasteries, snow-capped peaks, peaceful villages lined with chili farms. Discover a distinctive culture found nowhere else on Earth. 

A rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes all around, make Bhutan a must-visit destination for travel enthusiasts. If you are ready to discover the land of ‘The Last Shangri-la’, here is a list of places you must include in your Bhutan seven day travel itinerary.

Thimpu – Begin your adventure trip from the capital city and witness the Bhutanese ways of life. Thimpu is cosmopolitan yet but mystical, full of history and distinct Buddhist culture city of Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Nestled in the scenic valley it is situated in the western part of the country.

Places of Interest– Buddha Dordenma (51-meter-tall gold-plated statue of Buddha), Tashichho Dzong (fortress of the glorious religion), Changangkha Lhakhang (ancient temple), Memorial Chorten and Centenary farmers market. Don’t miss the local cuisines.

Haa Valley– The most picturesque village. Situated at a high altitude, it is the second least populated city in Bhutan. Escape to the serene beauty away from city crowds.

Places of Interest–  Haa River and 360-degree views are postcard-worthy vistas, Alpine forests and Majestic Mountain peaks. Go on the Haa Panoramic Hiking Trail and the multiday Sagala Trek

Paro- The gateway to Bhutan is located in the Paro Valley region. It has Bhutan’s only International Airport so becomes the most visited city. The place holds immense spiritual and historical significance. It should be either the first or last stop on any Bhutan traveller’s itinerary.

Places of Interest- Iconic Taktshang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Chele La Pass, the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong fortress, world-class hiking trail, Jomolhari Trek Weekend markets to peruse shops and stalls offering handmade souvenirs.  

Punakha: If you want to experience rural life and rustic riverside farms then this is a not to miss place. Punakha is approachable via road from the capital city, Thimphu. You will get a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range, including the snow-clad peaks of Gangkhar Puensum. 

Places of Interest– The stunning Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal ChortenChimi Lhakhang temple, take a hike along Dochula Pass or scroll to Mo-Chhu river.

To conclude each destination in this Himalayan kingdom offers a unique experience. Whether you seek adventure, spirituality, or simply a retreat into nature’s embrace, Bhutan’s allure is bound to captivate and inspire every traveller who sets foot in this magical land.


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