Honeymoon in the Land Of Happiness for The Perfect Kickstart To A Married Life!

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Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon is not only celebrated for its unmatched beauty, but also for the peace and tranquility that reverberates from its each nook and corner. Over the years, it has become a favourite among adventurers, but the laid-back and relaxed vibe of the country has begun attracting honeymooners from all around! So, now, there's no need to opt for a mainstream honeymoon in Shimla, or spend exorbitant amounts on one in Bali, you can simply go to our landlocked neighbourhood and have the perfect kick-start to a happy married life. Below are the top hotels and things to do with your spouse while you're in Bhutan.

Where To Stay:

Day 1

The Le Meridien Paro is a dreamy property located on the banks of river Paro Chhu. Away from the populated area of Paro, Le Meridien is located on the Paro-Thimphu highway and will make you feel like you're living in the lap of the Himalayas. The view from each room is magnificent, relax on the love seat by the window, look up at the crystal clear skies spread royally above you, and be lulled to sleep by the gently flowing Paro Chuu. Le Meridien will take you and your spouse closer to the magic of nature, and give your trip to Bhutan a royal feel.

Get pampered in the lap of nature at Le Meridien, Paro . Image Credit:Official Website

Photo of Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront, Paro, Bhutan by Saumiabee

The beautiful view of Paro at your own command. Image Credit: Official Website

Photo of Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront, Paro, Bhutan by Saumiabee
Day 2

Only a 2-hour drive from Paro, Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan is the most happening town of the country. Here, you can give your honeymoon a touch of fun, frolic and party!

Where To Stay:

Words cannot even begin to describe the ethereal property that is Taj Tashi at Thimphu. The hotel is an experience in itself, providing you the best ambience you'll get anywhere in Thimphu. Taj Tashi is a beautiful fusion of luxurious amenities and Thimphu's natural beauty. This will be evident in the hotel's porches and sprawling gardens that face the river and the mountains. So get ready to cozy up with your spouse during bonfires and let the luxury drain out all the wedding stress!

The Taj Tashi bright as the sun right in the middle of Thimphu hills. Image Credit: Booking.com

Photo of Taj Tashi Hotel, Samten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Saumiabee

The bonfires at the hotel ate bound to give a romantic touch to your honeymoon. Image Credit: Booking.com

Photo of Taj Tashi Hotel, Samten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Saumiabee

Things to do in Thimphu:

This is a 51m gigantic statue of Buddha that faces the entry to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. An awe-inspiring structure that is one of the most sacred places of the town. 

Is the secretariat of Bhutan, which houses the offices of all the major ministers of Bhutanese government. The Dzong is beautiful, and a major attraction during festivals during which, you may even catch a glimpse of the royal family. 

This is one of the most happening places in town, which is always bubbling with life. A huge amphitheater where concerts and performances take place , open for everyone to enjoy. You can simply sit here and watch the day turn into the night with your spouse. 

- Numerous pubs around the town like Mojo Park, Jimmy's Pub and The Zone are also must visit. Here you can enjoy good live music or Karaoke over drinks and food.

Day 3

Another few hours from Thimphu lies a quieter valley called Punakha which is yet another great destination to spend a cozy honeymoon at.

Where to Stay:

Located in the heart of the serene Punakha Valley, Dhensa Boutique Resort overlooks the waters of Punakha Chhu and lush green paddy fields on both its sides. Made with the expertise and care of the locals, Dhensa shines to perfection in Bhutanese handiwork. The fusion of ancient with contemporary design makes this resort extremely unique, and is thus, ideal for a romantic getaway in the middle of nowhere.

The Bhutanese baths in your room is sure to become your favourite spot. It overlooks the forest,so you can sit back and forget all your troubles. Image Credit: Official Website

Photo of Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha, Bhutan by Saumiabee

The boutiques are minimalistic, classy ,and elegant. Image Credit: OfficialWebsite

Photo of Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha, Bhutan by Saumiabee

Things to do in Punakha:

This is a riverside 'Palace of Happiness' which was built in the 17th century. Built on the banks of the Punakha Chhu, this is the hotspot for all tourists. The Dzong will give you opportunity to observe Bhutanese architecture and Buddhism, in case you're interested. 

This historical Buddhist monastery dates back to 1499. This monastery was built in the honor of Lama Drukpa Kunley after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his 'magic thunderbolt of wisdom'. If you're love myths and legends, this monastery is ideal for you. 

This mighty temple was built by the current Queen Mother and stands as an exemplum of Bhutanese architecture. 

- For a relaxed time, you can also chill and picnic by the banks of Punakha river.

Day 4

Next up, is Bhutan's prettiest hidden gem, the Haa Valley, which is nestled between mighty green hills. The drive to the valley is surreal and will take you through thick dense forests. Scarcely populated, this is the ideal place to just spend time with your spouse, hiking wherever the hills take you.

Where To Stay:

One of the only resorts to stay at in Haa Valley, Risum Resort is one that will take you closer to the Bhutanese way of living. It is cozy, with natural sprawling greens, and breathtaking Bhutanese architecture.

Typical Bhutanese architecture finished with traditional paintings and symbols. Image Credit: Official Website

Photo of Risum Resort, Haa, Bhutan by Saumiabee

Cozy bedroom with the sunshine flooding in! Image Credit: Official Website

Photo of Risum Resort, Haa, Bhutan by Saumiabee

Things to do in Haa Valley:

- Visit the enchanting Chelela Pass, which is the highest motor-able pass in Bhutan.

- Visit the Haa Dzong

- The Haa Drastang is also another must-visit.

- Take a trip to the Haa village and explore the rural Bhutan culture.

So don't think twice before you book your honeymoon tickets to Bhutan, its serenity is sure to change the way you approach your life as well as relationships. While in the country, you'll learn a lot about the worth of being gentle, kind and giving. For your honeymoon, imbibe these wonderful qualities of Bhutan and you're sure to have to have a beautiful beginning of this new chapter of your life.

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