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Best Time: November - February Read More
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Trongsa is a hilltop town situated at the centre of Bhutan; hence known to be the heart of the Himalayan Kingdom. It's translated as "new village" in Dzongkha that has a backdrop of the black mountains offering beautiful views of the surrounding valleys.
Being located at a junction that connects other regions such as Gelephu and Bumthang; Trongsa was given much strategic importance as the route from East to the West of Bhutan. Trongsa is also where the rule of the Wangchuck dynasty originated. It holds a lot of significance in the history of Bhutan that's reflected in the district dzong and watchtower. Trongsa Dzong controlled the east-west trade for centuries, while the watchtower was converted into a museum. The Trongsa-Tsechu is celebrated for five days at the northern courtyard during December or January. Trongsa offers not just an insight into its heritage but also opportunities for hiking and trekking along the picturesque landscape.