Destinations & Places in Bhutan

Bhutan is divided into 20 districts known as Dzongkhags, popular ones among tourists being Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang.

Regardless, each place offers its own unique experience to the traveler visiting Bhutan.

Myth and legacies of great Buddhist saints permeate the valley. Approaching and entering the valley can be as though entering the inner sanctum of a sacred temple. With many sacred Buddhist sites spre...
Located in northwest Bhutan, Gasa is bordered by China to the north and it is inhabited by roughly three thousand people. Surrounded by over a hundred pristine glacial, lakes and mountains range are...
Gelephu is a beautiful town located on the Indo-Bhutan border to the south of Bhutan. A domestic airport in the town offers a quick access to Paro and Trashigang Dzongkhang. It is also a doorway to th...
Two hours drive toward the southwest of Paro valley lies a tiny isolated district of Haa. Haa offers many historical and cultural sites. One can catch a glimpse of the impressive mountain pass called...
Lhuentse is located in the northeastern region of Bhutan and is popularly known as the Kurtoe Valley. The valley is also the ancestral homeland for monarchs of Bhutan. The region is renowned for their...
A drive from Bumthang to Mongar has an incredible journey into luscious rhododendron forests with spectacular view of virgin mountains like Gangkhar Puensum at 7541 m and gorgeous valleys. Mongar can...
Beautifully painted two storied traditional houses lined on either side along the 100 meter main street was the entirety of Paro town until the recent years. Since then the town has grown laterally wi...
Phobjikha is one of the most idyllic places in Bhutan. The valley is part of an important wildlife reserve; the valley is home to the endangered black necked cranes. These birds migrate south to the v...
Phuntsholing town links with the Indian plains of West Bengal. The international border gate adorned with Bhutanese architectural aesthetics is a popular landmark. The border town remains the trading...
Travelling to Punakha is like getting in a time machine and going back to the 17th century. Punakha offers tourists a unique medieval experience. The region still holds many traditional houses built d...
Sharing a border with the neighboring Indian state of Assam is the beautiful Samdrup Jongkhar town located in South Eastern Bhutan. This border provides swift access to eastern Bhutan from India. Samd...
Probably the only capital city in the world without traffic lights and an airport of its own, this small city is home to some 100,000 local residents including the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Bhuta...
Trashigang lies in the extreme eastern part of Bhutan and the district is a prominent seat of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche the author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist and Not for Happiness. Rang...
Located in the eastern most part of Bhutan, Tashiyangtse is rarely touched by modernization. Some of greatest architectural creation such as Gomphu kora and Chorten kora rests here. It also serves as...
Situated in central Bhutan is Trongsa, home to the magnificent Trongsa Dzong and the Ta Dzong (watch tower) which houses the museum popular with tourists. Most hotels and restaurants are in the middle...
Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag (district/state) is a land blessed by magnificent scenic beauty. One of the most prominent sites in this Dzongkhag was a century old fortress, Wangdue Phodrang dzong (1638-2...
Zhemgang which lies in the south-central region of the country is a place that gives a bit of everything. The remote location has helped it to retain Bhutanese antique culture. To engulf in Bhutanese...