Talk about untouched beauty: This little country in the Himalayas is flanked by Burma, Bangladesh and Nepal, and was totally cut from visitors until the 1970s. It’s known as one of the happiest in the world and those who take the trip often seek the secrets of a culture that has peace and contentment down pat.
While retaining many age-old traditions true to the dominant religion, the country is more than just a living museum. Here, you’ll find lively locals engaged in a variety of activities, more than willing to make your stay here an unforgettable one. It shares the view of gorgeous snow-capped peaks in the Himalayan mountain ranges and magnificent rugged terrain along with excellent luxury hotels and best of all, a tranquil atmosphere. (there’s a reason that the locals joke about their production of “Gross National Happiness”) Structures like Buddhist monasteries also serve as the perfect backdrop Bhutan’s lively festivals. Regardless of your race, religion or interests, you’re bound to be roped in and caught up in the upbeat festivities during these events.
Things not to miss in Bhutan
Hike Tiger’s Nest Temple
Visit farmer’s market
Try out archery
Visit National Memorial CHorten
Eat at Bukhari Restaurant
Best time to visit Bhutan
Mar – May
Oct – Jan ( Dec and Jan see colder weather but clear blue skies)