Often called the land of happiness, Bhutan is a beautiful Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of Himalaya that is landlocked with China and India. This small and peaceful sovereign state is adored for its fortresses, monasteries, and enchanting landscapes and has it all, steep mountains, subtropical plains and valleys.
Visiting the land of happiness: Bhutan
Dochula Pass: It is a mountain pass on the road to Thimpu to Punakha. The main attraction is the Druk Wangyal Chortens which has 108 memorial stupas. Also, the rhododendron garden is another attraction for the tourists.
Bhutan Post Office Headquarters: This is another delightful place where you can get personalized stamps for friends and family to give as souvenirs.
Paro Taktsang Monastery: Better known as the Tiger’s Nest, this fascinating monastery is a wonder to the eyes. It is a major Himalayan Buddhist religious site and is situated at the cliff side of the upper Paro valley. The bewitching woods of blue alpines and rhododendrons only add to the mesmerizing effect it casts on the visitors.
Punakha Dzong: Also known as the “Palace of Happiness”, this is Bhutan’s most endearing dzong. It is easily accessible from the capital from where it has a lovely drive way of breath taking mountains. Further, the two rivers Pho Chu and Mo Chu, add to the scenic glory.
Uma Paro Hotel: Yes, a hotel can also come in this list as it is not an ordinary hotel, It is the only boutique hotel in the remote kingdom of Bhutan. This hypnotizing hotel has features that any hotel guest would be delighted about, like rooms overlooking the surrounding pine forests, rooms overlooking the lovely Paro valley, cosmo suites that offer 180-degree sight of the Paro valley, rooms with traditional Bukhari wood burning stove, spas and personal butler services.
These are just a few of the many places that would make you fall in love with Bhutan. So, if you are a person who loves monasteries, mountains and nature and a place that is still rich in cultural heritage and natural wildlife; then Bhutan awaits you.