Seven reasons why you should plan a trip to Bhutan-the land of the Thunder Dragon
Bhutan, the land of Happy people, picturesque location is not your usual tourist destination, but here are seven reasons why you should consider travelling to this hermit kingdom.
Bhutan or Land of the Thunder Dragon as it is officially known is the land of smiles, mountains, monasteries. Even though it does not find a mention in your usual tourist guides, here are some of the reasons why you should plan your next trip to Bhutan.
- Picture perfect scenery
Bhutan is blessed with some of the most breath-taking landscape. The mighty Himalayan peak, lush forests, and wide flowing rivers. Just one look at this scenic landscape and you will forget all your worry in an instant.
- Smiling people
When you visit Bhutan, you will be welcomed by the ever-smiling faces of the locals. The reason for their smiles is the fact that Bhutan’s development is not measured by GDP, but rather GNH, which is Gross National Happiness. Bhutan paramount concern is its people happiness and emotional well-being.
- Visit to Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Your visit is considered incomplete if you don’t visit Taktsang Palphug or Tiger Nest Monastery. Perched high on a cliff in Paro valley, this monastery is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The trek to the monastery is filled with the most awe-inspiring and spectacular view.
- The Cleanest Air
When in Bhutan, you are indeed breathing in the air in the purest form. How? It’s because Bhutan produces 1.5 million ton of carbon and absorbs around 6 million ton of carbon annually, making it the world’s only carbon-negative country.
5. Enthralling Treks
It won’t be wrong to consider Bhutan, a trekker’s paradise. Some of the most popular treks for that rush of adrenaline are Jholmolhari Base Camp, Snowmen Trek, Masagang Trek, and the Druk path Trek which gives an enchanting view of Mt. Gangkhar Puensum.
- The thriving Wildlife
Bhutan is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. It is home to some of the highly preserved national parks. You must plan a visit to Jigme Khesar Strict nature reserve, Bumdeling wildlife sanctuary for cranes with black neck, Leopard and Takin.
- Land of No traffic lights
Unreal it may sound, but Bhutan does not have or instead does not need Traffic Lights. With the conscious effort of people, there is no traffic on roads, and people strictly observe traffic rules. Take note, people!
There are 100 more reasons for you to visit this amazing country. So, what are you waiting for? Start Planning now!!