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Bhutan- The Land of Happiness: A Travelogue.

18 November, 2017

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Located in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan or officially The Kingdom of Bhutan is known as the happiest country in Asia. It is renowned for spreading the concept of Gross National Happiness globally. Bhutan is also a country with a negative carbon footprint- meaning that it recycles more carbon than it generates.

It has China in the north and India in the south for borders.

Highlights of the Place:

Bhutan houses within it a number of sacred and historical places of significance. Its main highlights include:

  1. Paro: House to the only International Airport in Bhutan and a town of great significance, it is located in the Paro District.
  2. Buddha Dordemna Statue: It is a giant Shakyamuni Buddha statue that houses a hundred thousand smaller Buddha Statues made of bronze and gilded in gold.
  3. Takung Valley: A pleasant break from the mountain-top temples, Takung Valley provides you with a magnificent view of lush landscapes and beautiful meadows.
  4. Thimpu: Thimpu is an introduction to the culture of Bhutan and upholds the purity of the country.

    Did you know? Thimpu has no traffic signals!

 Weather:

The weather of Bhutan is generally mild and warm. Autumn season, i.e. from September to November, is the best time to visit this place.

 Home Stay:

Bhutan has within it both expensive luxury hotels and resorts like Dhensa Boutique Resort and Le Meridien Thimpu and budget-friendly lodges like Hotel Narbuling and Khang Residency.

You can check for more stay options and their prices with your preferred travel partner.

Places to Visit:

Apart from the highlights provided above, Bhutan has many more amazing places of significance you can try visiting. For example:

  1. King’s Memorial Chorten: The memorial Stupa was built in 1974 to honour the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorgi Wangchunk.
  2. Gangtey: It is a significant monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism.
  3. Taktsang Monastery: It is an important Himalayan Buddhist site and built on the Cliffside of the Paro Valley.
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The official religion of Bhutan is Buddhism around which the Bhutanese society is centered. The people are naturally calm and peace loving.

 

Dos and Don’ts:

  1. Follow the proper dress etiquette and avoid tight fitting clothes at sacred places.
  2. Do not point fingers at people or art.
  3. Carry enough cash for cards may not be accepted at places.
  4. Follow traffic regulations.
  5. Littering is frowned upon in Bhutan.

Samarth Senior Tours regularly organizes trips to Bhutan. Check for details here.

 

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