Bhutan is a landlocked country, like Nepal, which has China and India bordering it. Bhutan is on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas. Officially named the Kingdom of Bhutan, the country is mountainous and called “Druk Yul” or “Land of Thunder Dragon.” The country of Bhutan has a constitutional monarchy with Buddhism religion at the core. As a Himalayan nation, Bhutan has peaks higher than 7000 meters above sea level. The elevation gets as low as 200 meters. So the region has diverse flora and fauna. There are various topographical and climatic changes to create a perfect ecosystem for unique creatures. The addition of many religious, traditional, cultural, and historic heritages makes Bhutan a must-visit place. Many activities can be done in Bhutan. Some of them are:
- Rafting, Boating, Canoeing
- Fishing, Bird Watching, Horse riding, Archery
- Wildlife Safari
- Mountain Biking
- Site Visits and Tours
There are various famous “things to do” spots in Bhutan. They are cultural, historic, and natural locations and some of those locations are in perfect places at the edge of the cliffs as depicted in the movies. Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest), Trongsa Dzong, Bimthang Valley, Punakha and Semtokha Dzongs, Memorial Stupa, Rinpung Dzong, and Buddha Dordenma are some of the historically and culturally significant landscapes in Bhutan. Along with these heritages, the natural heritages include Bumdeling wildlife sanctuary and Jigme Dorji national parks are the best places for bird watching, and the forest of Mo Chu River gives the best wildlife safari experience. Sports like river rafting and kayaking are famous on the rivers Po Chu and Mo Chu. Fishing is brown and snow trout is done in the valleys of Thimpu, Bimthang, and Paro.
There are also unique festivals, various local foods, and heartwarming locals. You will get to experience something new at every step ahead in the trip to Bhutan.