Bhutan officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan is bordered by China to the north and India to the south east and west. Landlocked between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam to west and south and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to the east. The elevation rises from 200 meters i.e. 660 feet in the southern foothills to more than 7,000 meters i.e. 23,000 feet. They are well connected with Roads, National & State highway along with Asean Highway. Himalayan region have some long distance routes that offers unexplored adventure with winding highways, majestic mountain views, virgin forests and travel through the clouds. Monasteries their administrative headquarter are worth visiting. They are often massive and commanding. Monks, when not in prayer or meditation or chores are often found playing board games, sharing stories, laughing or walking around peacefully. Takin is the National Animal, Archery is the national sport and green chili peppers together with ‘cheesy sauce’ is the national dish. You'll find the Bhutanese truly love their king and queen.
Bhutan in fact, not many can ignore the old world charm that the medieval city exuberates. Landlocked amidst the vast, expansive Indian plains, Peoples Republic Of China and the staggering Himalayas, Bhutan is beautiful. The ‘Land of Buddhism’ is often recognised by its iconic peak and its snowy landscapes, ancient traditions and vibrant culture. Favourable climatic conditions and diverse topography, Bhutan is visually charming and picturesque. It annually draws tourists, trekkers & Traveler from around the world who flock religiously to the mountain for their regular dose of thrill. Nepal and Bangladesh are located in proximity to Bhutan but do not share border. It is a constitutional monarchy with Vajrayana Buddhism as the state religion. In the year 1999, the government lifted a ban on television and internet, making it one of the last countries to introduce television. Option for Tourist and travelers are many, some of them are trails, Temple, Monastery visit.
Bhutan currently has no UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but it has eight declared tentative sites for UNESCO inclusion since 2012 and the sites include: Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong, Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong), Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), Royal Manas National Park (RMNP), Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), and Tamzhing Monastery. But the Mask dance of the drums from Drametse, registered in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
One of the major touristic destination Bhutan can offer as many varieties of adventure tourism packages. Several historical monuments, old palaces and Monasteries, ageless traditions and legends all make it a living museum that any visitor would cherish its vivid memory in his/her heart for ever. Mid May to Mid October are the months where most of the rainfall in Nepal with June and July being the rainiest months. Northern border with China experience the lowest temperatures with heavy snow during winter and temperatures drop below freezing. In the hilly areas winters are cold while summers are cool with heavy rainfall during monsoon. The region is rich in medicinal plants and many other rare and endangered species along with diversified flora and fauna.
The charm and appeal in Bhutan are the magnificent heritage architecture, colourful folk festivals, beautiful arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary music and delicious ethnic specialities of various tribes. Bhutan packages are truly a brilliant experience offering unique diversities. The major town in Bhutan are Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Mongar, Jakar , etc. Thimphu is the largest and capital city of Bhutan. Damphu is the administrative headquarters of Tsirang District. Jakar is the administrative headquarters of Bumthang District and the place where Buddhism entered Bhutan. Mongar is the eastern commercial hub of the country. Paro is the international airport. Phuentsholing is in the southern Bhutan's and is the commercial hub. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan. Samdrup Jongkhar is the southeastern town on the border with Assam in India. Trashigang is the administrative headquarters of Trashigang District and is most populous district. Trongsa, in central Bhutan is the largest and the most magnificent of all the dzongs in Bhutan.
Bhutan is located at the foot of Himalayas and is known for its alluring flora and fauna. Its dense forest, numerous varieties of animals, and birds represent the nature to its beyond level. Tourists visit to explore the beauty of nature, however, its climate changes from chilling weather to hot as well. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Bundling Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary, Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Royal Manas National Park, Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Jigme Dorji National Park, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve. In recent time knowledgeable, passionate, nature lovers enquire about such places in Bhutan.
Birding, short trails, angling are part of the stay and are not spoken or written separately, it is part of the concept. With basic infrastructure, enjoying local cultures and green environment makes the tour exciting. A local guide from the destination will help guest with their cultures and ways of life far better and earn a much-needed income. There are festivals and special arrangement for guest who wants more. Staying in cottages, fishing, small walks, cooking or simply doing nothing are some of the options travellers ask for. Village or Home Stay popularity is fast catching up and many of the places in this region are setting up such facilities with some form of adventure for the guest. Guest visit helps the economy, buying local products, buying art materials and using local villagers as a guide or help.
Homestay is scattered all over the hills among various tribes and communities. We prefer a sustainable community and their homestay. Homestay made out of illegal tree cutting and stolen timber is generally not appreciated. Neither do we offer our guests such a stay. Homestay or Eco stay are places to relax. Good Host, Peace-loving villages, Tea Estates, Tea Factories, Valley, Beautiful Locations, decent food, activities, safety and security are the major factors attracting guests. Some homestays like. Our company always recommend home stay i.e. cultural tour of about 02-04 nights to enjoy a true flavour and longer if there is any festival. Two night only is also possible and better for tourist to know the area. We would recommend that you combine this with some nights camping. Longer stays (up to a week) are also possible, for those who need more time to relax and do nothing in idyllic surroundings. Rural home stay experience is best between October to May and then monsoon spoils the journey. If one expect modern comforts, such as hot showers and Western toilets, this experience is not suitable for tourists, it might be made available but in Cities & Town not in villages. We recommend that you carry insect repellant, toilet paper, a torch and some basic first aid.
In Homestay people are quite hospitable and offers their best possible food and comfort to guests. Guests can teach them the food making if one has the time or can enjoy their style of cooking. The Homestay is generally clean & hygienic run by family and are generally in Off beat destination. Its not that ethnic in proper town like Thimphu Or Paro. Guests Activities are based on the homestay and its location. Our vehicle drivers generally is available and known to most homestay. Homestay packages are generally with food. Dreamway Destinations also arrange for angling apart from the usual hikes, picnics, and sightseeing tours. The benefits are participating in sustainable village tourism, observe about the lifestyle of the group / tribe, guest can spread their own message, teach and learn environmental issues, gain knowledge about a particular place, the region and its people. Traveler can enjoy the and Participate in local festivals also.
The climate varies with altitude as it is in the Himalayan range, from subtropical in the south to temperate in the highlands and polar-type climate with year-round snow in the north. The country experience five distinct seasons namely summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. Western Bhutan has the heavier monsoon rains; southern Bhutan has bit of hot humid summers and cool winters; central and eastern Bhutan are temperate and drier than the west with warm summers and cool winters. Few travelers are like to visit in monsoon also, for lush green valley with different test and discounts, it is recommendation for other traveler to avoid rainy season. Each region has its own topography and packages depends on the region. Religious Tour, Adventure Tour, Cultural tour or Expeditions depends on the destination.
Communication in Bhuutan is limited by Air & Road. Paro Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. Yongphulla Airport in Trashigang is a small domestic airport that underwent upgrades. National carrier Druk Air operates flights between Paro Airport and airports in Jakar (Bumthang Dzongkhag) and Gelephu (Sarpang Dzongkhag) on a weekly basis. Roadways include entry through West bengal & Assam.
The Lateral Road is Bhutan's primary east–west corridor, connecting the towns of Phuentsholing in the southwest to Trashigang in the east. Notable settlements that the Lateral Road runs through directly are Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa. The Lateral Road also has spurs connecting to the capital Thimphu and other population centers such as Paro and Punakha. As with other roads in Bhutan, the Lateral Road presents serious safety concerns due to pavement conditions, sheer drops, hairpin turns, weather and landslides.
Road widening has been a priority across Bhutan, in particular for the north-east–west highway from Trashigang to Dochula. Bhutan currently has no railways but has entered into an agreement with India to link Phuentsholling in South Bhutan to India's network by an 18-kilometer-long broad gauge rail link between Hashimara in West Bengal and Toribari in Bhutan. Hasimara is close to Phuentsholling.
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