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.
How to Reach Thimphu
By Air: Paro is the nearest airport in Bhutan.
By Road: From Bagdogra in India, you have to travel 175 kilometers via road to reach Phuentsholing, the entry point in Bhutan. From Phuentsholing, there is a tiring 179 kilometers journey to Thimphu and gives you a great chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the country. Thimphu can be easily reached from Paro, Trongsa and Punakha.