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Frazzled and paced out with a hectic lifestyle? Arrive in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to its pure, pure air and unblemished habitat fiercely protected by its people.
Monasteries with ancient sanctum sanctorum alive with legends of the past; unfrequented trekking trails that take you deep into the valleys; people who are happy walking the path of their ancestors - these are just wee glimpses into your rejuvenation experience. The country isn’t promoting tourism on a big scale and you will not be particularly seduced by its amenities. If you can visualize your visit as a privilege peek at pristine and protected land, you’ve got the essence!
Bhutan lies west of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and east of Nepal. Thimphu, the capital, is at an altitude of 7700 feet, a small charming city in the heart of the Himalayas. Modernisation is strictly monitored and buildings must be made in the traditional Bhutanese style and cannot exceed a specified height. In fact, the first and the only traffic light was installed near a chorten (a small Buddhist temple) but was later removed upon the order of the king as not suitable to the environs of Thimphu.
Best Time to Visit
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Bhutan, particularly the months of October and November, when the skies are clear and you can get stunning views of the mountain peaks. For those who wish to catch a Bhutanese festival, especially the masked dance of the monks, the months to be there are October and March.
How to reach Bhutan
By Air: Bhutan has only one international airport at Paro. Druk Air is the national airline that flies to destinations that include Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok, Bodh Gaya, Dacca, Kathmandu and Guwahati in Assam.
By Rail: Bhutan has no railroad.
By Road: The main points of entry to Bhutan are through Phuentsholing in the south that links Bhutan with the Indian plains of West Bengal, through Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar that links Bhutan with the Assam in India and through Paro.
You will have to have to get special permission from the immigration officers upon your arrival before you are issued with a permit. In case you plan to enter Bhutan by road the endorsement is done at the entry points in Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu.
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What to Pack
Pack light clothes for summer but throw in some warm wraps for the evening. Winter is very cold and you will require thick woollies to keep yourself warm. It is advisable to carry your medicines, especially if you are on prescription drugs.
If you are a keen photographer, you may want to buy your film before you set out for Bhutan because you don’t come by it easily except perhaps in some shops in Thimphu and Paro. The consumer boom hasn’t touched Bhutan yet so it is advisable to carry your own personal care items. If you are a smoker, just keep in mind that cigarettes are not easily available in Bhutan.
All visitors need a valid passport to enter Bhutan. Further, you must have an approved visa prior to arriving in the Kingdom. This can be done directly or through a travel agent abroad. The minimum daily tariff is regulated and fixed by the Royal Government. The rate includes all accommodations, all meals, transportation, services of licensed guides and porters, and cultural programs where and when available.
Tourists are admitted only in groups by pre-arrangement with the Tourism Authority of Bhutan, P.O. Box 126, Thimphu, Bhutan, Tel: (975-2) 323251, 323252; fax (975-2) 323695.
Indian citizens don't need a passport but should have some form of identification — a driver's license or an election card. If you don't have either, take along your passport.
Paro is the gateway to the country of Bhutan. Situated in the Paro Valley of Eastern Himalaya, the town is full of legends, heroism, and natural splendour.The town is located at an altitude of 2,250 m above the sea level with river flowing gently on its side and making it the most beautiful valley in the country. Though, the capital of Bhutan is Thimphu, but for a longer time of the history Paro had the control of this part of the country. The town of Paro in western Bhutan attracts tourists due to its scenic locales, beautiful landscapes, wooded villages and historic buildings. The Paro valley is unique in beauty and in history. The only airport of Bhutan is located in Paro. To the north, Mount Chamolhari (Mountain of the Goddess), reigns in white glory and the waters from its “five sisters” peaks passes through deep gorges, finally meeting in the end to form the Paro Chu river that nourishes the rice fields and apple and peach orchards.
Thimphu is perhaps the smallest capital in the world. The town of Thimphu is nothing like what a capital city is imagined to be. One interesting fact about this city is that it is the only world capital without any traffic lights. Thimphu is a gallery of traditional Bhutanese art, architecture, culture, and tradition and above all still so ethnic and pure. It is a fitting and lively place. The wooden houses stand side by side with concrete buildings, all painted and constructed in traditional Bhutanese styles. For most part of its history, Bhutan has tried consciously to save its culture from the blunt influences of the western world. It is not that modernity has not reached this region, but they are being introduced in a phased and balanced manner that is unheard of at any place in the world. All these make Thimphu and other parts of the country a unique destination.
Wandiphodrang or Wangdi, in short, is another valley at an altitude of 1,300 meters in the western Bhutan about half an hour further south from Punakha a three hours’ drive (70km) southeast of Thimpu. This ancient town lies at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. The valley is comparatively warmer than others, so the royal family of Bhutan also makes their stay at Wangdiphodrang during winter. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong is considered to be the most picturesque of all Dzongs in Bhutan.The founder of Bhutan Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built the Dzong in 1638 on a hilltop at the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chu Rivers. The Wangdue Festival is celebrated here in the autumn. The Dzong is open for visitors during Wangduephodrang Tsechu Festival.