Cities in Bhutan

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Cities in Bhutan

The land of happiness, nature, good food and colourful culture, Bhutan is an adventure by itself. The cities in Bhutan offer travellers with a memorable cultural, gastronomical and scenic experience. Keeping in mind the "gross national happiness", you are rest assured to indulge on a happy trip!

Here is the list of 7 Cities in Bhutan

1. Thimphu

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Known For : Buddha Dordenma Tashichho Dzong Changangkha Lhakhang

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. This place which has a population of somewhat 80,000 is known to be the largest city located in the country. Made the capital of the nation in the year 1961 this city is also known as the third highest capital in the entire world. An hour drive from Bhutan International Airport located in Paro it is known as a city which has a stronghold of the Bhutanese culture as well as tradition. This is also known as the only capital which doesn't have any traffic lights installed.

Best Time: September to November, March to May

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2. Paro

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Known For : Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) Rinpung Dzong Paro Chele La Pass

Paro is a small town located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. This is quite location for someone who enjoys being close to the nature while at the same time appreciated sacred places. This town lies in the centre of valley at a height of about 2280 metres. This town was formed in the year 1985 and consists of colourfully painted shops lined all across the street. This valley is one of the most fertile as well as most historic valley located in Bhutan.

Best Time: September till November.

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3. Trongsa

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Known For : Trongsa Dzong Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park Chendebji Chorten

Located right in the center of the country, Trongsa is located on top of a cliff which provides a wonderful view of the Black Mountains and the surrounding valleys. Suiting the preferences of both history buffs and nature lovers, Trongsa offers not just an insight into its heritage but also also a treat for the eyes.

Best Time: November to February

4. Jakar

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Known For : Jakar Dzong Khurjey Lhakhang Jambey Lhakhang

Nestled at the foothills of the Choekhor Valley, the largest and most beautiful valley in Bumthang, Jakar is richly sprinkled with not just history and religion but also abundant natural beauty. Being surrounded by tree-lined mountain ranges, it proves to be a treat for both history buffs and nature-lovers.

Best Time: March to May, September to November

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5. Wangdue Phodrang

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Known For : Wangdue Phodrang Dzong Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park Phobjikha Valley

Being one of the largest Dzongkhags or districts of Bhutan, what Wangue Phodrang has to offer is varied flora and fauna coupled with immense beauty. From a beautiful valley to spiritual monasteries and temples and even some rustic villages, Wangdue would suit the taste bud of not just nature lovers but also those looking for a cultural experience as well.

Best Time: March to May, September to November

6. Gelephu

Gelephu is a town in Bhutan which is located on the Indian border. The city has a population of about 10,000. Gelephu is filled with traditions that can be traced back to nearly a hundred years ago. The city also consists of many rare animals such as Golden Langurs, Gangetic Dolphins and the Asian One-horned Rhinoceros. Gelephu is very well known for cross border trade, and you can visit this city for some last-minute shopping.

7. Nganglam

Nganglam is a small town in Bhutan which was left unnoticed for several years. The city came into existence recently when a huge cement factory was established. With a population of nearly 2500 people, today, this town is busy and ever-growing. With a warm tropical climate, Nganglam is an excellent place for birdwatching throughout the year.

Here are what Bhutan has to offer. Choose your favourite city, make your favourite memories and comment on your experiences in the section below!

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