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Best Time: September - November Read More
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Mongar is a small town situated in Eastern Bhutan, widely known for its lemongrass production in the country. It is also one of the oldest education centres in the country. With a population of about 40,000 people, Mongar is one of the fastest developing districts in Bhutan. It is also the site of Bhutan's newest Dzong - The Mongar Dzong was built in the similar traditional architectural style of Bhutan.
Best known for textiles, it produces some of the finest of Bhutanese fabrics. The lemongrass produced here is an ingredient used in therapies and manufacturing essential oils. Mongar holds the honour of housing Thrumshingla National Park and Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. Mount Gangkhar Puensem, the world's highest unclimbed mountain, can be seen from Mongar as well. There is also a hydroelectric powerplant on the river Kuri Chhu. Once you are here, you will see a bunch of eucalyptus trees lined up on both sides, adding to the charm of the already spectacular area.