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Let your mind and body Transcend into a state of peace and joy as you soak up the beauty and breathe in the clean air of Thimphu.
Thimphu is situated in the linear valley of the Raidak river surrounded by hills. The city’s tourism is woven around Buddhism, hand weaving, nature and trekking. It is a culturally rich city and its culture is reflected in the dress code, literature, customs, monastic practices and music of the people.
Our carefully curated tours take you to the best attractions of Thimphu and help you create happy memories to last you a lifetime. Our packages are crafted carefully keeping in mind your comfort and safety. Tapping on the tours below will give you further details about the packages.
Thimphu is drenched in natural beauty. Spending time at old monasteries like Cheri and Tango will bring a sense of peace to your mind and soul. Thimphu also embraces its visitors with open arms and you will enjoy getting to know the local culture in the form of it’s food, handicrafts, textiles and music. If outdoorsy activities are on your mind, then you would be pleased to know that the capital city of Thimphu offers ample opportunities for learning archery and for trekking in the mountains. If what you have read so far about Thimphu entices you, then reach out to Dook Travels today for more information on our tours and packages.
Travellers can spend their time following a temple trail or a monastery trail, go trekking, visit a wildlife preserve or admire the beauty of old fortresses. Dook Travels will take you on a journey to all the top attractions in the city.
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Thimphu is the perfect Himalayan retreat for those tourists who are seeking natural scenery, peace of mind, good food and happy locals all in one place. When you land in Thimphu, you will be floored by the greenery of the city. Wherever you look, you will find trees, hills and towering mountains. It’s like an artist has painted your surroundings in a lush green colour.
While there is a lot to do and see in Thimphu, one of the first cultural landmarks that you should visit upon reaching the city is the Buddha Dordenma Statue. This gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue ,unbelievably, houses over a hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues. While the statue looks absolutely spectacular, the location also offers postcard worthy views of Thimphu. After paying obeisance to Buddha Dordenma statue, head to Tashichho Dzong which is a Buddhist monastery and fortress built in typical Bhutanese style.While this complex is the seat of the government of Bhutan, it has great cultural and religious significance too.
To learn more about Thimphu’s culture and history, go museum-hopping in the city. Of these museums, Simply Bhutan, National Folk Heritage , and Bhutan Postal Museum should be on your must-visit list.
Once you have had your fill of the city’s most sought-after sights, you should indulge in outdoor activities. Possibly the most fun activity is learning archery, the national sport of Bhutan. Spend a few hours learning archery at the Changlimithang Archery Ground and while you may not become an Olympic-level archer by the end of day , you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable time. Other outdoorsy activities include trekking in the Jomolhari mountain or taking a hike to the Tango Buddhist Institute.
You can also take a day trip to the Motithang Takin Preserve to see takins which are the national animal of Bhutan. The takins are revered animals and a legendary folktale passed down over the centuries adds to their mystique.
Of all the Bhutanese arts and crafts, the textiles handwoven in Bhutan are perhaps the most famous. Visit the Royal Textile Academy to watch the weavers in action as they weave beautiful fabrics with their hands. There is also a shop at the museum from where you can buy handmade textiles to carry back home.
Nearing the end of your trip, you would want to buy memorabilia that would forever remind you of the time spent in Thimphu. Head to the city’s weekend market and National Handicrafts Emporium. Here, you can buy Bhutanese handicrafts, Cane and Bamboo products, jewellery, Dzi beads, Dappa, masks and Buddhist paintings.
Finally, no trip to Thimphu is complete without sampling some delectable Bhutanese fare. When in the city, be sure to try these famous dishes - Shakam ema datshi, Shakam paa, Sikam Paa, Gope, Gondo Datshi, Hoentay, Khatem, Jaju, Khur-le, and Tshampa.
Dook Travels has curated several Thimphu Holiday Packages which have been a resounding success with our customers. These Thimphu Tour Packages promise a good time as our well-researched and popular itineraries take you to all the top sights of the city. Let Dook Travels be your travel guide on your journey to Thimphu.
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