5 reasons why you must travel to Bhutan

Indian don’t need a visa

So what’s the big deal if Indians do not require a visa to explore majestic Valleys of Bhutan?

Well, it’s not just Indians but citizens of Bangladesh and Maldives can also travel visa free in Bhutan.  It’s a big thing because majority of the western travelers have to pay $250 every day for the tourist permit of Bhutan. This makes it the most expensive touristic country in the world. It has a low tourist volume as it is not often travelled  by people from west.

Thus, Indians should pay a visit to their humble neighbors ATLEAST ONCE.


Open borders

 

Happiest country in the world

Bhutan is the only country in the world that has a Happiness Index of growth. Like GDP, Bhutan measures its progress in GNH i.e. Gross National Happiness as a prosperity indicator. It is also highly ranked on the world’s happiest countries by the UN.

If you are not in a happy mood then you know where to go this summer!

 

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Natural Wonders

Bhutan does boost a lot of jaw dropping natural landscape. The attractions here are not as famous as the 7 wonders of the world but definitely deserve a visit.

Let’s begin with the most visited attraction in Bhutan, The Tigers Nest or Paro Taktsang as the locals say it. The monastery has even attracted the British royal family. Other than that there are several other places that should be on your itinerary such as Punakha Dzong, Dochula Pass, Tashichho Dzong and Chele La Pass.

 

Tiger’s-Nest-Monastery

 

Culture and Cuisine

It offers unique culinary experience!

How about red rice with super spicy chicken?  Bhutan is well known for red rice and its hot chilies. Other than that you should expect seasonal vegetables, cheese, pork and chicken. The national dish of Bhutan “Ema datshi” translated to chili and cheese is a must try.

Ema Datshi

Festivals

In the month of February, the locals participate in Punakha Tsech festival to symbolize their victory over Tibetan army. The epic battle of Independence took place in the 17th century and is commemorated each year.

Punakha-Festival

 

Highest unclimbed mountains

The Gangkhar Puensum Mountain standing at an altitude of 7570 m is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. It is located in the north of Bhutan and is the 40th highest mountain in the world.  Other mountains such as Mount Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drake, etc are prohibited to climb by the government as they are of religious importance.

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We travel far enough to meet ourselves,but we forget that the world is a happy place

 

 

2 thoughts on “5 reasons why you must travel to Bhutan

  1. Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate!

    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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