Here’s what to do if you’re heading to Bhutan


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Air pollution is not just an essay topic anymore but one of the deadliest killers across the world today. But not for this tiny landlocked kingdom of Bhutan, first and only carbon negative nation in the world, is one of a few places left on this earth where you can breathe the purest air.

This Land of Thunder Dragons, is a picture perfect setting of valleys, mountains; where Buddhism is a way of life for general public. The streets are filled with traditionally dressed locals, crimson robed monks. The countryside is lush green and pristine having remote villages across the landscape where people go about their lives as if it is the 18th century world.

The strict laws which govern Bhutan help to maintain peace across the kingdom. There is a down side also to Bhutan because the government charges 250$ per day as tax from tourist. But we Indians don’t have to worry as we have neighbour advantage as we don’t have to pay the tax.

We would suggest hopping on a flight as soon as possible and visit Bhutan as it not only allows leaving the hustle and bustle of cities behind but also lets you rejuvenate yourself and on the upside if you are lucky then on a sunny day you may also be rewarded with a view of Mount Everest. Top 5 things to do in Bhutan are as follows:

Let the thrill of Paro Airport overwhelm you
The visual delight which Paro offers is simply stunning and the gateway to the Kingdom of Bhutan is the only international airport of the country is located here. You can enjoy this for yourself by taking a flight to Paro and when the aircraft negotiates its way to land on a narrow runway surrounded by towering hills then you get the real thrill.

Photo in front of the Tiger’s Nest
Hanging on the cliff edge at the height of a thousand meters is the TaktsangLhakhang monastery, commonly known as The Tiger’s Nest is one of Bhutan’s most sacred sites. This has to be considered as one of the most iconic and breathtaking structures present in Bhutan.

Visit these lovely places
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The capital of Bhutan – Thimpu is not only the largest city in the country but also a political, economic, cultural and religious centre of Bhutan. The main landmark in the capital is TashichhoDzong. The king’s residence is also located here. For history lovers, National Memorial Chorten and Folk Heritage Museum are worth visiting.

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