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About THIMPU

Bhutan is located in South East Asia and is a landlocked country. It is bordered by the Tibetan autonomous region of China, Tibet and some parts of India including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam. Talking of Bhutan, who can forget Thimphu which is its capital and its largest city.

Bhutan is not an ordinary place and is mainly famous for its mountains, treks, monasteries, and Buddhist arts. It is the last magnificent Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in magic and mystery, where Buddhist culture embraces global developments. Our company is one of the best tours and travels agencies in Bhutan.

You can also visit Bhutan by road from Siliguri which is 500 kilometers and takes about 13 hours to reach Bhutan. The way by road is very beautiful. We also have a travel agency in Siliguri which could plan a trip as per your budget to Bhutan and assure the best experience.

Gangkhar Puensum is the highest peak located in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world which is at a height of more than 7000 meters; that is 23000 feet. Not only the mountains but also its wildlife is notable for its diversity.

There are many attractions in Thimphu due to which many tourists come to Bhutan every year. The culture of Bhutan is reflected in Thimphu in respect of customs, national dress code, and religion. Thimphu is the first priority of any tourist as there are glorious places such as Dochula Pass (famous for its 360 degree panoramic view), Tashichho Dzong (the king office), National Memorial Chorten (large white structure crowned by golden spire dedicated to world peace), Buddha Dordenma Statue (located at the top of the hill with an excellent view), Folk Heritage Museum (provides fascinating insights about Bhutan to visitors), Centenary Framers Market (located in the main town) and many more places to visit.

We have a leading market office as we serve as the best travel agency in Thimphu and have best travel agents which will guide you about all the places to visit in Thimphu. If you are planning a trip to Bhutan, you could simply visit our tour pages for Bhutan which will inform you about all the things you would need to know before visiting there.


Places to Visit THIMPU

TRONGSA

Located in the centre of Bhutan is of great importance in the history of Bhutan. His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck, who was elected the country's first hereditary monarch, and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa's ancient dzong. The present King continued this tradition when he was appointed Trongsa Penlop in 1972 shortly before he ascended the throne of Bhutan. Trongsa Dzong is an awe-inspiring and impregnable fortress. It has a labyrinth of temples, corridors and offices holding court over the local community. Trongsa is one of the quaintest and most charming of all Bhutanese towns. Its vista is traditional in appearance with wooden slatted houses lining the side of the hill.

Memorial Chorten

This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan.  Thimphu townThe paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Simtokha Dzong

This dzong, built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, stands on a low ridge 8 km down the valley from Thimphu. The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located here. The most noteworthy artistic feature of this dzong is the series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard.

National Library

The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags.

Institute for Zorig Chusum

Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.

Traditional Medicine Institute

With the opening of Textile Museum, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Sangay Choden, Bhutanese textile have reached new heights as one of the most visible distinct art form. The textile museum has opened its exhibition on six major themes - warp pattern weaves, weft pattern weaves, role of textiles in religion, achievements in textile arts, textiles from indigenous fibers and the royal collection. The crowns of Bhutan's Kings, namzas (dresses), the first version of Royal Crown and other accessories used by members of Royal family can be found in the museum. The goal of the museum is to gradually become a center for textile studies that will carry out documentation, research and studies on Bhutanese textiles. 

The Folk Heritage Museum

A three-storeyed building dating back to the mid 19thcentury, it offers us a glimpse of a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and rural past with millstones dating back to more than 150 years, traditional kitchen garden and hot stone bath.

Takin Preserve

The preserve houses the Takin, a unique, endangered species found only in Bhutan, Nepal, China and Burma. Bhutan has chosen it as the national animal due to its significance in the country’s religious and cultural history.

Dochula

Marked by an array of prayer flags & 108 chortens, “The Dochula pass” is at an altitude of 3,050 meters above sea-level and it is the first high pass in the western region which is 23 kilometers from Thimphu on the way to Punakha.On a clear day a panoramic view of the Bhutanese Himalayas can be seen from here. The 108 chortens and the Druk Wangyel Lhakhang, built by Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to honor His Majesty the Fourth King in 2003, are some of the main attractions there. The Druk Wangyal Chorten stands on the crest of Dochula overlooking the unique spiral of 108 chortens. More than half an hour drive will take you there.

Centenary Farmers’ Market

The centenary farmers’ market was inaugurated to celebrate the monarchy’s centenary reign. It is a good place to visit to see the wide range of Bhutanese goods and vegetable market. It is open from Friday afternoon to Sunday.

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