Bhutan Travel Guide

The largest city and capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a spectacular place and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Asia. It is spread over the western slopes of the Wang Chhu River Valley. The city exhibits unspoiled natural beauty that is surrounded with forests that make this place look greener and more beautiful. August to October is the best time to visit Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Try and plan your Bhutan trip around local festivals as it opens a whole new window to the exciting Bhutanese culture.

The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu is the largest in the whole of the kingdom. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit while on a holiday in Bhutan. It is the modern city in Bhutan wherein you can find a large number of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers. The city retains its cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. It is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been equipped with ATM banking facilities and is a good place to stock up some currency notes.

One of the most salient features of Thimphu is that it is the only capital in the world that does not use traffic lights. The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modernity make Thimphu an ideal location for tourists to break away from the hustle bustle of the daily life.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Bhutan

Best Time to Visit Bhutan

Bhutan is incredible throughout the year and abundant heritage places offer never-ending happiness to the tourists. September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) is the Best Time to Travel to Bhutan. Due to its location, this country is prone to varying climatic and altitude differences. Bhutan has distinct seasons namely summer, spring, autumn, rainfall, and winter. The spring season falls from March to May and the weather is pleasant and beautiful. On the other hand, the autumn season comes from September to November that boasts of genial and affable weather. The summer season is from June to August where the temperature ranges between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius. But July onwards, the south-west monsoons set in offsetting the heat. Similarly, the months of December to February are the winter months when the people witness the spell of north-east monsoons. Also, the snowfall is expected in late January and early February that the temperature drops low. For trekking, the ideal time to visit Bhutan is between October and December because the skies are clear and the climate is mild.

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Weather in Bhutan

The climate of Bhutan is known to be exceedingly varied. The vast variation in the altitudes and the north Indian monsoon, bring this variation in the average temperature and climate.

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How To Reach Bhutan

Bhutan is one country in the world engulfed with beautiful monasteries, sterile environment. It is also known to the world for proliferating “Gross National Happiness”.

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