With the summer sun spreading its wrath and the school holidays nearing its end, the holiday season is in its full swing. Everyone is trying to make complete use of the last week or two of the summer holidays. In such a scenario, let’s explore a place that will appeal to the taste as well as budget of tourists from all walks of the society.
Etched beautifully on the eastern edge of the lofty Himalays, Bhutan is a Buddhist country. It is marked with monasteries, fortresses colloquially called the dzongs and landscapes that blend the beauty of high mountain ranges, valley and subtropical plains. It is a place that offers the best of everything that you can ask for to make it to be the best value trip. You can find lots of Bhutan tour operator who can arrange a trip to Bhutan in budget prices.
What to Look Forward to in a Trip to Bhutan?
There are plenty of things to explore and experience in Bhutan which include its architecture, the incredible landscape that brings to you the indigenous mix of value, mountains and water bodies, the vibrant culture of the land, the spiritual vibes and much more.
Architecture – The beautiful architectural marvel of monasteries and houses etched on the mountain slopes makes you feel like living on the edge. Just the look of it is a visual treat in itself. The arched windows, slopping roof and wooden construct are the main feature of architecture of Bhutan. These houses and Dzongs ( as they call their fortresses) at the back drop of the lofty moontains and streams makes it look like a dreamland. It is the sight that has the capacity to sooth not only the eyes but also the soul of the onlooker.
The Landscape – It is as beautiful as it could be. The lofty Himalayas covered with greens make the most picturesque view. It is a complete visual treat when the same landscape presents itself in varied avatar at different climatic conditions. When it’s sunny, the greens are at their brightest best. And after a splash of shower when the sun shines on the wet leaves, the same hill presents different shades of green. Then again during the snowfall, it is all pristine white as far as your eyes goes.
Activities – The tourism industry has capitalized the beautiful landscape to encourage adventure sports and activities to attract tourists. The hilly ranges are of supreme use as far as activities such as biking and trekking are concerned. Other activities such as paragliding and mountaineering are also offered as a part of Bhutan holiday packages.
The Bird Sanctuary and The National Park – The ecological heaven that Bhutan has emerged to be has helped in preserving some of the rarest and varied breeds of animals in its national parks that include some of the wildest alpine cats, tigers, snow leopards, wolves, antelopes and many more. Most animals found in these parts include predators. And it is amazing to learn how the people strive to co-exist and protect their domestic and farm animals from getting devoured by their wilder co-habitants.
Plan A Trip to Bhutan
Travel agencies have some of the most lucrative offer in terms of the Bhutan holiday packages. However, it is advisable to plan a trip in a way that helps you to experience the place in every way possible. If you just go by the ‘places to visit’ kind of a list, you will possibly loose the very essence of it. Hence try to go a little deeper into you list of ‘must visit places’ in your itinerary for your trip to Bhutan in order to get the best out of it.