Nature of Bhutan
Bhutan country, surrounded by rivers, mountains, and green valleys, doesn’t take long to fall in love with Paro, Bhutan. If beauties have beauty spots, then that beauty becomes perfect beauty. If Bhutan has a beauty spot, it’s Paro. Many will talk about Thimpu. The capital, the palace, the splendor of the Chechu festival, and the huge Buddha statue on the top of the hill. Many people will talk about Punakha. Beautiful rivers, huge jungles, and hanging bridges.
Why can you?
Paro is my love at first sight. Before that, the eyes were dazzled by the countless towering snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. After that, the eyes of the teenager Paro Chu from above widened. The river is called Chu here. And amazingly, the city is named after the river. Quite romantic! It is best to stay in a riverside hotel in Paro, opposite the airport. The cost will be a little higher, but the eyes will be closed.
Things to do in Bhutan
Rivers, mountains, and airports. Unparalleled landscape. Pay attention to the battery charge and storage of the camera. The photo session won’t want to end. Breakfast will become more delicious in the form of Paro. If you can get to Paro by air, you can see countless snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, even Everest. You will meet the beautiful Paro Chur. All in all, the mind will feel better after seeing the mountains, rivers, and Rangchang houses. However, since the pandemic, flight fares are extremely high. So reaching Hasimara by train, from there by car to reach the Bhutan border is the easiest way.
You can go to Phuntsiling, Thimphu, or Punakha from whichever direction you want. It should take about four hours on all roads. Bhutan has only one problem. No permit will be issued. It is ok if the permit is from India. Otherwise, time will be wasted.
Come to Paro and don’t miss going to Tiger’s Nest. It is a monastery, which is regarded as the holiest destination in Bhutan. Its location is very high on the hill. You have to walk the whole way. Light trek. All in all, it takes all day. Although in the end there is the stress of going up and down thousands of stairs. Before breaking the stairs there is a wooden cafe. Makes good coffee too. You can have coffee or noodles there. The history of the monastery is fascinating. It was built in 1692. According to the story, one and a half thousand years ago in a cave here, Guru Rinpoche achieved penance and tamed the demons riding on the back of a tiger. He was possessed of miraculous powers.
If the sky is clear, Chelala Pass will be good. Bhutan’s highest vehicular road. Breathtaking views can be seen from the top of the pass. Rhododendrons of various colors will accompany you on the road in April. The experience of seeing the highest peak of Bhutan from 13 thousand feet, Jamolhari will be remembered for a long time. Ha, Vali is the most beautiful valley in Bhutan.
Bhutan means Jung. Jung was just a monastery, now a museum. Some parts of the castle are now government offices. It looks like a castle. Most of the jungles are located along rivers. For some time they have saved the booty from the intruders from Tibet. Paro Jung is a sight to see built around five hundred years ago. Among them, many lamas stay for education. Jung’s architecture and fine craftsmanship can be seen from far away. Inside there are many architectures, and paintings to see, from which one can get an idea about Bhutanese heritage.
Bhutan’s famous Chechu festival takes place in a large field outside the Dzong. The festival begins during the puja. Bhutan has its own cultural identity. Folk songs and dances are performed across the field. Not only in Paro but all over Bhutan. When the puja time comes, you can walk around for an afternoon. You will see that the fields of Jhum farming have descended step by step towards the river.
The fields are golden with ripe rice. The golden field shines in the sunlight. Bhutan can be visited at any time except during monsoon. You will see flowers in April. Irrigation festival in October and harvest of ripe paddy. Clear skies are seen in November.
And Bhutan is a little different from the five hilly places. The criteria for being good here are different. Not GDP, happiness is big here. Bhutan is the only country that is carbon negative, a fresh environment in the world. Instead of developing by cutting down thousands of trees, hundreds of thousands of trees are planted each year. Do not litter when in Bhutan.
Bhutan Cost effect
Finally, it is worth noting that several rules have been issued by the Bhutanese government after the pandemic. Tourists have to pay only $10 per head for every day they stay in the country. 600 for minors below 18 years. The entrance fee per head is Rs.1000 to enter each jungle and attraction. For minors, it is half. However, in the case of Tiger Monastery, the entrance fee is $20 per head. If you want to visit Bhutan, you have to book the hotel and car through the tour operator there. So all in all now visiting Bhutan is cost-effective.