What Are The Things You Should Know Before Travelling To Bhutan?December 23, 2020
Bhutan is a wonderful small nation that hides a plethora of marvels within itself. The country is laced with natural beauty and aura. The thick cover of the woods and the mystery of the deep ravines entwines the nation with probing eyes. No wonder Bhutan is a delight for the people visiting it.
It is one of the happiest places in the world, where one can lose themselves in the wonders and mysteries of nature. The old architecture brings back the old world charm dipped in rich heritage and customs.
Bhutan is situated in the Himalayas as this country is situated in the foothold of the Himalaya and lies corned by two countries that are it is cornered in the north by India and in the south by China. Bhutan also appears to be that country that has the availability of huge mountains and cliffs due to the presence of the Himalayas.
If you are looking for tour destination, then you can tour Bhutan as this is a very good place where you can come and refresh your mind and also this place has many monasteries as well as many mountains that you can trek, and the sight from the top will refresh your mind, and also they believe in Buddhism and also you can meditate with their monks to get some peace of mind.
As one of the predominant Buddhist nation’s in the world, Bhutan comes with a very strong cultural heritage and also a harmonious society as they follow the basic teaching of Buddhism that is to stay with everyone in peace and harmony and one should not fight with others but be peaceful, loving and caring towards them.
Why Travel to Bhutan?
Bhutan also has a range of beautiful sightings as it has the Himalayas to the north side of it and it is surrounded by huge forests which are untouched by anyone and also these forest lie south of Bhutan so you can go to the Himalayas and also you can visit the jungles if you want.
This is the place in which there is a certain limit of height that the climbers can go to and if someone goes above that forbidden point then they are first warned, and if they do not listen to the warnings then they are taken off the mountain first, and then they are jailed, or they can also be jailed, but this decision lies on the people of Bhutan.
You can also take a luxury Bhutan holidays if you want as in this package you will be provided with a personal driver which is appointed to you for some certain time and also the driver will take you to any destination that you tell him to and also in this package you will be placed to stay in a luxurious 5-star hotel in Bhutan where you will get all the top amenities like your personal bathtub, swimming pool, sauna etc.
Also in a luxury package, you will be taken to those places which are private, and no normal public are allowed to go as a peak of the mountain that is forbidden to the tourists as there is the presence of many monasteries at the top of the mountain and also you will be given a personal tour guide who will tell you all about a history of any place that you visit or you wish to know about.
Things That You Should Consider Before Travelling to Bhutan
Here are the list of all the things that one should consider before going to Bhutan:-
- You will need a Visa to visit.
If you are a resident of either India, Bangladesh or Maldives, then you don’t need any type of Visa to visit Bhutan as you can come and go anytime you want.
As if you belong to any other country and want to visit Bhutan then you have to secure a Visa in order to visit this country.
- You must hire a tour company.
If you live in any of the countries that are mentioned above, then you do not need to have a tour company you can just either fly in or drive in Bhutan.
If you live in any other country, then you will need to hire a tour company to take you to all the places and also they will help you with the approval of your Visa.
- The visa costs around 250$ or more (can also be lesser)
It might sound costly, but the proof of your Visa may include everything about your tour: three-star hotel, tour guide, transportation, entrance fees, water and meals. This can sound costly because Bhutan values ‘high-value but low volume tourism.
- You can either fly in or enter through roadways.
You should know that if you live away from any country mentioned earlier, then you will have to take a flight to enter Bhutan, but you have to keep in mind that there is only one international airport in Bhutan which is located in the Paro city and is 1-hour drive to reach Thimphu the capital of Bhutan.
- You can go camping or stay in hotels.
You can select to stay in camps near the lakeside, or you can also stay in hotels which are not that much of luxury, but you can also select the option of homestay where you can take home for rent in Bhutan and stay there if you want as this method is most popular as you can get to know the Bhutanese culture more deeply.
- You can go anywhere.
Once you have the approved Visa and you have entered the country and booked a hotel room, then you can keep all your stuff in the hotel and can visit any place you want, but you have to keep in mind that you cannot climb the mountains as it is forbidden to tourists to climb mountains as they have the monasteries that are located on top so that area is sacred to the Bhutanese people.
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