Every culture speaks through their festivities and celebrations. The most colorful Bhutanese festivals include, Punakha Drunchen that narrates glorious victory of the country over Tibet, Gomphu Kora Festival, briefs the astounding story of victory of good over evil. The trip around the gompha or meditation cave remains the center of attraction during this festival.Paro Tshechu, the masked dance performed by lamas and laymen in the city of Paro lets you have a glimpse of vibrant fervor of Bhutanese culture. Sakteng festival in the Sakteng valley is an alluring festival of merrymaking by semi-nomades. Haa Summer Festival &Merak Tshechuis few of the notable musk dances that need special mention when it comes to tourism. Jambay Lhakhang Drup is a must-see religious and cultural manifestation to appreciate deities for bestowing prosperity, peace and pristine landscape.
To imprint a travel experience forever in your mind and cherish age long, go for a home stay with a local family where one can feel the everyday life style of the localities and enjoy pure pleasure of unparalleled hospitality.
Our neighboring country doesn’t appreciate or advocate export of antiques and in their jurisdiction it is a punishable offence. The local market exhibits plenty of handicrafts that are unique and exclusive bearings of Bhutan one can flaunt. They offer comparatively less pocket pinch yet a good possession to look for!
The government of Bhutan closely follow the daily spend by the tourists while visiting their land. It is 200 to 250 dollars approximately for a group of three travellers for a month or so depending on season and travel months.
‘KNOCK, KNOCK!’ Are you running short of local currency in Bhutan? No worry, no hazard. You may comfortably furnish your trip with USD or Indian Rupee.
The people of Bhutan pay immeasurable love and loyalty to the royal family and expect the same from the visitors. They do not encourage any kind of disrespect and intolerance towards their religious or royal sentiments. It is advisable to wear decent clothes to visit any religious places there.
Speaking the language of the traveler’s destination is hugely beneficial for any tourist. Dzongkha, the local tongue of Bhutan is worth learning and quite a fun addition to enjoy the trip.
If you have good collection of woolen garments and do not get ample opportunity to wear them….then here is the Time! Body warmers are real showboats in Bhutan. Since Bhutanese are conservatively dressed, carry garments considering the temperature and culture.
If you are travelling to Bhutan, must try a hand on Archery or Dha for a fun experience. The valley of Paro is the ideal spot to view this national game of Bhutan. This will definitely add a noteworthy experience in your travel diary.
World’s strictest anti-tobacco laws have firm grip in this Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Here consumption of tobacco is prohibited and asks for huge taxation. Even tattoo parlors are illegal in Bhutan.
• If you opt for a homestay must know some etiquette tips.
• Must pack micro fleece jackets and pullovers to add solid warmth and less weight.
• Carry medicines for diarrhea and dehydration.
• Carry insect repellent and anti-nausea to avoid travel sickness
• Take torch as Bhutan is prone to massive power cut.
• Same sex couples must stay indifferent as homosexuality is illegal in Bhutan.