- Art & Culture
- Places to Visit
- Things to Do
If you happen to be in a country with the symbol of Thunder Dragon in its flag, you are in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is a country landlocked by China and India. It is a beautiful country with awe-inspiring monasteries and landscapes. It shares its border with India in its state of West Bengal and allows Indians to travel visa-free. Spend your vacation in Bhutan and feast your eyes with the dramatic places to visit here. Squeeze the fun out of the uniquely adventurous things to do here. Understand the purest art and culture of Bhutan.
Bhutan is known as the Buddhist Kingdom dotted with monasteries and dzongs. So it is understood that it is greatly influenced by Buddhism. Bhutanese are connected with their art and they create it on the daily basis. To understand the Bhutanese art, one must pay a humble visit to the National Institute of Zorig Chusum in the city of Thimphu. You will get surprised at the sight of this institute with lovely corridors having stunning carvings. The popular festival which Bhutan celebrate is called Tsechu when traditional mask dance are performed by locals to pay homage to Guru Rinpoche who was an Indian Buddhist Master also known as Padmasambhava.
Paro Taktsang: Nuzzled in a dramatic Cliffside of Upper Paro valley in the Taktsang trail of Bhutan, Paro Taktsang is the top place to visit here. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, it is a popular trekking destination too.
Punakha Dzong: It is a very beautiful Dzong in Bhutan with six storey high tower. Based upon the confluence of Pho and Mo Chhu rivers, this white colored complex is a the main attraction of Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong: On the western bank of Wang Chu River lies a stunning Buddhist Monastery and a fortress known as Tashichho Dzong. It is located in the city of Thimphu.
Jigme Dorji National Park: It is the best place for people who love to spend time with the wild side of nature. It is an abode to 300 species of birds and 37 species of mammals. One must visit here in order to get an opportunity to watch red panda.
- Turn the prayer wheels of Bhutanese monasteries with the most powerful Buddhist mantras (Om Mani Padme Hum) written on them. It is said that doing this makes you free from all the negativities.
- Go for Tiger’s Nest Trek.
- Jump into Bhutan bike trip
- Explore Bhutan cycling tour
- Go for the popular Jomolhari trekking at a height of more than 24000 feet