As summers are closing in, people have started planning their holidays. Summer and Winter is the best season to enjoy vacations as every place is filled with immense beauty before the monsoon. Nature is at its peak and there is no way that you can waste these vacations by staying home and missing out all the mesmerizing landscapes.
Bhutan is one of the best places to visit in Summer. The climate is moderately cool and calm. You can avoid peak time rush in winters, that will make your trip much easier. A well planned trip is much better than a trip that is planned on the way. You might miss some of the must visit places there. Here is a brief about 5 Best Places to visit in Bhutan :
1. Gangtey Monastery
Gangtey Monastery is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. It is located in Phobjikha valley and known by the name of its surrounding village “Gangten”. Its beautiful structure makes it a treat for the people who are interested in monuments and design. The place is a must visit in winter because of the black necked crane that migrates to the place in winter. The high black mountains look upon you while you look at the u-shaped gelid Phobjikha valley; the trek gives you thrill and peace at the same time.
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2. Royal Manas National Park
Royal Manas national park is titled as the “crowned jewel” that is totally justified. It is the oldest national park in Bhutan. It houses, number of species of flora and fauna. It is a must visit site in winter because of the Tsechu festival in the region. You can see tigers, elephants, golden languor and many more. It also has rare migratory fish called mahseer.
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3. Buddha Dordenma
A huge number of travelers from every niche of the world visit this 51 meter colossal statue of Lord Gautam Buddha throughout the year. It is located on a hilltop in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. The statue is not any ordinary statue. There are more than 100,000 tiny Buddha statues cocooned in the statue. People visit the place seeking for the blessing of everlasting happiness and enlightenment.
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4. Trek to the Tiger’s Nest
Bhutan is enchanting in winters, trekking can make your trip thrilling and memorable. Trekking to the Taktsang monastery, which is located 9480 ft above the ground on the rocky windy path, is the challenge to all the adventure seeking travelers. The trek is surrounded by colorful flags and praying wheels, a beautiful manifestation of culture and spirituality, which will captivate your mind and soul.
5. Dochula Pass
Dochula is located at an elevation of 3100 meters from sea level, making it a decent place for hiking. The main attractions are the 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. One of the best reasons to visit Dochula pass is the view from the Gangkar Puensum, which is the highest peak in Bhutan.
Bhutan is blessed with beauty and enlightenment. There are numerous things to do in Bhutan all year round, but the natural beauty in winter is incomparable. Plan your next visit to Bhutan and be awestruck by the magnificence of the place.