Bhutan, The Gem of The Himalayas


You probably won’t get excited hearing the name of Bhutan, Well I am here to change that perception of yours. The quiet and peaceful country is home to beautiful Buddhist monasteries, rising mountains, and abundant vegetation. Bhutan is also called as the last Shangri-la.

The land of the thunder dragon will change you as a person, the true lap of nature lies in Bhutan. When you see the rivers flowing through the Himalayan mountains, you will experience the presence of God. These are the must-visit places in Bhutan.

Taktsang Palphug Monastery

Also known as the Tigers Nest Monastery, it is one of the most favorite destinations for photographers around the world. PIlgrims find peace and joy at the Tigers Nest. It fascinates me how they could have built a monastery on such a high altitude and the lease of space. The Taktsang Palphug Monastery was constructed in 1652 and is located on the height of 3120 m above sea level.

Punakha Dzong

The name of the place translates into English as “The palace of great happiness or bliss.” Punakha Dzong is the very place where the coronation of Butan’s every king takes place. Punakha Dzong is the junction point of two rivers namely, Po Chu and Mo Chu. The best time to visit is in the spring season.

Chele La

Chele La is the highest motorable pass of Bhutan at the hight of 4000 meters above sea level. Those who love to travel on the road will find Chele La as a scenic paradise. While moving through the Chele La, you will witness snow-capped mountains and dense array of trees.

Haa Valley

The Haa Valley is an offbeat destination of Bhutan. If you are looking for a quiet destination, and you are a nature lover, Haa Valley is the place for you. The Haa Valley doesn’t get many visitors, so you will have a peaceful time visiting the area. Haa Valley is a fantastic place for bikers and hikers.