Bhutan Itinerary: How to plan a perfect one days trip to bhutan


Bhutan is a small himalayan kingdom that is situated between china and india which offers a lot of breathtaking natural tourist destination for tourists who love to visit these himalayan kingdom with its unique government philosophy. with the increase in gross national happiness over gross domestic product, it stands as one of the most visited country in the world where it promotes sustainable development and environment conservation. One of the most striking features of bhutan is its picturesque landscape, greenery all around the valley, pristine clear river define the country's terrain which is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurer who want to explore country's rich heritage culture. It's unparalleled trekking opportunity attracts enthusiastic tourist from all around the world. It has a vibrant cultural tapestry that is woven through buddhist heritage and diverse ethnic group. The teachings of vajrayana buddhism that covers every aspects of bhutanese life, its tradition, its custom, values and monasteries, fortresses, stupas, landscape serve as a spiritual sanctuary and architectural heritage. The bhutanese people are generally from tibet and nepal decent with warm hospitality, deep faith in their cultural heritage. Some of the festivals include colorful Paro Tsechu and Thimphu Tshechu that showcase country's rich cultural heritage through masked dance, religious rituals, vibrant celebration. Bhutan's identity lies in the gross national happiness which was began by the fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Gross national happiness emphasize on holistic development that focuses on spiritual, cultural, environmental,socio-economic well-being rather than purely relying on economic development. It helps in prioritizing sustainable policies, environment conservation, social harmony that makes bhutan a global model for alternate development heritage culture for the country. It's commitment to environment conservation is depicted by conservation efforts, look for carbon neutral country. The country is covered with 70% forests and stringent environment policies that ensure protection of its biodiversity for flora and fauna where you can see rare species of bengal tiger and snow leopard. The country looks for expanding its modernisation while keeping in mind the rich cultural heritage and natural tourist destination. It has introduced technology and tourism which balances progress for its preservation for its unique identity. It promotes sustainable tourism practices like daily tariff for visitors,emphasis on low-impact travel that helps to mitigate the negative impact on tourism on bhutan's delicate ecosystem and cultural integrity. It's enchanting vibrant landscape, vibrant culture, having a government philosophy makes its one of the most visited country in the world. It offers valuable insights into fostering sustainable development and holistic well being. It continues to inspire and captivate the world through its captivating rich cultural heritage.

How to reach

Road: Phuentsholing, a bhutanese town that shares a border with Jaigon, an Indian town (West Bengal). Jaigon is the closest town in west bengal if you are looking to travel bhutan by road. One can reach bhutan from assam where the closest town is gelephu in bhutan is a good starting point. The third point of entrance to bhutan is Samdrup Jhongkar. This bhutanese town is around 150 kilometres away from guwahati, assam, India.

Air: Bhutan's only international airport is paro international airport. It's official airlines is druk air which operates frequent flights from Kathmandu (Nepal), Bangkok (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Singapore,other foreign destinations. It's popular indian cities are from where it has its connectivity are Delhi, Kolkata, Bodh Gaya, Guwahati, and Bagdogra have regular flights to and from Bhutan, both direct and connecting flights.

Rinpung Dzong – Admire Bhutanese Architecture

Rinpung dzong, Bhutan

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Rinpung Dzong is a beautiful dzong (fort), with towering walls that was built around 16th century and it's also known as fortress of heap of jewels. It's among the best tourist places for tourists who wants to explore cultural heritage in bhutan which is a classic examples for bhutanese architecture and with deep rooted traditions. The entire area is filled with monasteries and shrines. Some of the shrines are, Kungarwa, Monk’s assembly hall, Sandalwood stupa, protector’s shrine. Every year it hosts a annual festivals tshechu which is held in Rinpung Dzong and it starts on eleventh day to the fifteenth day which is marked as bhutan's lunar calendar. One can understand the calendar month for the annual festival is held between march to april. It's followed by masked dance which tells many stories as they are performed by monks for many days. On the fifteenth day before dawn breaks a sacred text which consists of eight manifestations of padmasambhava is shown to tourists in those early hours and it's believed that sunlight rays should not fall on the sacred text of padmasambhava. It is located in paro district in bhutan where it has a beautiful temple and wall paintings related to buddhism. It is open from nine a.m to five p.m in the evening. One can take taxi from anywhere to paro to reach to this beautiful tourist destination. The best place to stay in paro is norwangs villa, nirvana Inn, the village lodge paro, Vara.