When it comes to Bhutan be prepared to be mesmerized. This extra ordinary destination is best known for its reputation for mystery and magic where the traditional Buddhist culture thrives and embraces the global civilization. Apart from this, you can even experience its enthralling natural scenery and its harmonious society.
Begin your journey at Phuentsholing, where there is plenty to experience and view, especially with the various attractions located here. Next, travel ahead to Paro which is a historic town that has several sacred sites and historical buildings scattered around the area. After this destination, you must head towards the capital city of Thimphu which is one of the most intriguing destinations in the country. It’s perfect blend of commercialization and its old world charm make for a perfect visit. Don’t forget to visit its iconic attractions before you travel ahead to Punakha. This destination still retains its serene atmosphere that incorporates a regal past. Trongsa is your next destination. Known as the gateway to the east of the country, this historic town, houses the first and oldest monasteries here. Don’t forget to visit the main bazaar located here before travelling to the next destination. Jakar is the next destination you must travel to. Here you will find a thriving town that is thriving amongst the lush forests. There are plenty of monasteries and sacred sites located here that are worth a visit. Finally you can complete your journey at Trashingang. This quaint and snug village is best for those who want to visit the surrounding villages and mountains here.
With a strong culture and a rich history, there are plenty of attractions that are worth visiting here. A must visit is the Gangteng Monastery which is not only an important part of the school of Buddhism but also the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition. The National Museum of Bhutan is also a must visit for those who wish to experience the cultural heritage and history of Bhutan. With a strong influence of Buddhism here, it comes as no surprise there are plenty of large dzong also known as Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting here. Amongst them all, the Rinpung Dzong is one of the largest structures that houses over fourteen different shrines and chapels. Apart from this Tashichhoedzong is another structure that you must explore. This monastery cum fortress is also the seat of the country’s civil government. Paro Taktsang is another destination you must add to your itinerary. This temple complex was built in the 16th century and is best known for the thirteen taktsang.
The Bhutan meals mostly comprise of the local staples which include rice, vegetables or meat dishes. Be wary through, as the Bhutanese meals comprise of one predominant flavour that is chilli which can only be handled by those with an iron strong stomach. Some of the meals comprise of ema – datsi , kewa – datsi and shamu – datsi which are all chilli based dishes that are served with rice. Other cuisines commonly available here include mutter paneer, cheese momo, khuli and puta. For the beverages do try the ara or beer here. A must have is the tea and coffee brewed here in a different variety.
Trekking is one popular activity here. With the different variety of landscapes available here, you can opt for a simple landscape or a rocky mountain. Cycling and biking along the local tracks will also provide you with the ideal adventure you want. Apart from this, you can experience and explore the different festivals that take place here. Apart from this, certain locations also provide a variety of different water sports.
Although you can plan your holiday for adventure and exploring, there are times when an unexpected accident or harm might come to your safety. This is crucial as it may hamper your trip. The best way to protect you in such cases is to have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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