Undoubtedly, there is something magical about Bhutan that attracts people from all over. Bhutan is a most visited country that is beautifully hidden in the mountains the Himalayan Kingdom. It boasts of unspoiled beauty and not to forget magical monasteries. You can say, this country is a treasure of Buddhist art and culture. You will find everything here from enthralling attractions, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Buddha View Point, to Majestic Punakha Dzong and more. Bhutan serves as the perfect destination to spend your new union and love. Bhutan tourism lets honeymooners explore a country that spills natural beauty and rich culture and heritage.
If you are planning for a honeymoon under the midst of natural beauty and mesmerizing landscapes, then knowing the best time to visit Bhutan is vital. This beautiful country experiences a range of seasons all through the year. However, the months September and October remain the best time to visit Bhutan. With pleasant weather and clear skies, you can expect a wonderful sightseeing experience. Winters (November to February) are also the perfect time as you get to experience chilly mornings and nights, and not to forget snowfall. Spring (March to May) is also another ideal time to visit Bhutan for it makes easier to explore Bhutan by foot. Get ready to be amazed by the lush green landscapes and paddy fields when you visit Bhutan in summer (June to August).
While you are here in Bhutan for your honeymoon, make the most of it by visiting the top attractions this place has to offer. Surrounded by pristine rivers, lush-green valleys, and snow-peaked mountains, Bhutan has got your back. As far as best places to visit in Bhutan
are concerned, here are some of them that you should not miss:
• Simtokha Dzong
• Dochu La Pass
• National Memorial Chorten
• Dechenchoeling Palace
Make your honeymoon special by indulging in a number of outdoor activities that Bhutan offers. From trekking the mesmerizing and majestic mountains, exploring the villages to mediating inside the monasteries, there are a number of things to do in Bhutan
. Do take some time to indulge in these interesting activities while in Bhutan for your honeymoon:
Mountain biking –
For couples who are looking for some adrenaline pumping activities, do go for mountain biking. It is one of the best ways to explore the monasteries and ruins which is impossible by foot. Bike down the route from Paro to Bumthang to explore the natural beauty, pass through the rice fields and rugged terrains. You are bound to be spoilt for choices with spectacular views of the valley beneath as you bike past the Dochu La Pass.
Jumolhari Trek –
Start your Julmohari Trek at the ruins of Drukgyel fortress and end it in Thimphu. This trek passes through mesmerizing Bhutanese landscapes, farmlands and rhododendron forests.
Changlimithang Archery Ground –
This is one unique experience you should not miss while in Bhutan with your loved one. Witness the energy of Bhutanese locals at the famous Changlimithang Archery Ground as they lift bow and arrow – their national sport, Archery. You can even practice archery, however, ensure you wear the national dress of Bhutan.
Your Bhutan tour packages include a tour to all the major attractions that just make your honeymoon special in every way possible. Go through our Bhutan packages and choose the one that best meets your preferences.
SOTC honeymoon travel segment offers packages to popular Indian as well international destinations for couples. Browse through our customized Bhutan honeymoon packages and book the best Bhutan honeymoon package
from SOTC for a romantic holiday experience with your partner. Our Bhutan
honeymoon itineraries which also include tours to other romantic destinations in Bhutan such as Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
will give you numerous options to explore adventure activities, stunning mountain ranges, exotic cuisines & drinks, nightlife. While you are in Bhutan for honeymoon, your checklist must include the following to dos –
• Thimphu - Visit Kuensel Phodrang, Changangkhan Monastery
• Punakha – Visit Punakha Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang (Buddhist Monastery)
• Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastry, visit Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Monastery
We offer honeymoon packages in India to destinations like Andaman, Kashmir, Ooty, Kerala and also to other handpicked international honeymoon destinations such as Bali, Europe, Maldives, Singapore, Switzerland and Dubai. SOTC helps you to plan for a perfect honeymoon spot and have an incredibly memorable experience with your better half.
Nestled in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, Bhutan is a beautiful nation that everyone must visit once in his/her lifetime. Its beauty and charm are beyond compare. From expansive valleys, mystical mountains covered in a blanket of green to grand specimens of Buddhist architecture, it has so much to experience. Bhutan is a wonderful honeymoon destination for those who are looking for a break from the monotony of seascapes and sandy beaches. A Bhutan honeymoon will not only calm your inner self and fill you with romance, but it will also leave you with a happy heart.
There are a number of Bhutan honeymoon packages available, that you can pick depending on your needs and make your trip a memorable one.
Places to visit during a Bhutan honeymoon trip:
1. Paro Valley : The first stop of your Bhutan honeymoon must be the magnificent Paro Valley. Earlier, it happened to be the centre of trade and point of invasion by Tibet and till date, it retains a close cultural connection with Tibet. Apart from the gorgeous view of the valley and mountains, Paro Valley also has the Taktshang Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s oldest temple - Kyichu Lhakhang, the fortress of Rinpung Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan and the Paro International Airport.
2. Thimphu :
Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan, is always bustling with some festivals. It has many wonderful sightseeing spots like the Motithang Takin Preserve, Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), Simtoka Dzong (Palace of Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras), Dechencholing Palace, National Memorial Chorten, Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Bliss), Buddha Dordenma Statue, Tango Monastery and Cheri Monastery. You should plan your Bhutan honeymoon trip during festivals such as the Black-necked Crane Festival, Gomphu Kora Festival and Drup Festival.
3. Bumthang :
Bumthang in Bhutan is home to some of the oldest temples and holy sites. Here, you will find the majestic Black Mountains, the Burning Lake and the four valleys of Bumthang - Ura, Chhume, Tang and Chokor. Other famous attractions are Jakar Dzong (Castle of the White Bird), Jambay Lhakhang (Temple of Maitreya), Tamzhing Monastery, Ngang Lhakhang Monastery and Kurje Lhakhang Monastery.
4. Gangtey :
Gangtey holds the reputation of being one of the most romantic places in Bhutan. This glacial valley overlooks a narrow stream flowing through the marshland. During winter, black-necked cranes flock here. You can reach the Gangtey Monastery after a three-day hiking trip and it becomes particularly enjoyable during the Crane Festival or Mask Dance Festival. Also, make it a point to visit the Black Mountain National Park and Jigme Singye National Park.
5. Trongsa :
The Trongsa village harbours the rich history of the Wangchuck Kings. Against the backdrop of the mountains, the royal forts here are a sight to see. Do visit the Tower of Trongsa Museum, Tongsa Dzong and Chendebji Chorten for a complete vacation.
6. Punakha :
Punakha is a great option for a Bhutan honeymoon in the month of February. The weather here remains quite warm and pleasant during this time. It is also the time when the Punakha Drubchen and Punakha Tshechu festivals are celebrated here. Another popular tourist attraction is the 17th century Punakha Dzong that stands near the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers. Also, Chimi Lhakhang nestled at the Punakha Valley is worth visiting.
7. Phuentsholing :
The first thing that will catch your attention in Phuentsholing is its clean environment. This place demonstrates a mixture of Bhutanese and Indian cultures. The Karbandi Monastery, Bhutan Gate, Chukha Hydrothermal Project and the Crocodile Breeding Center are popular tourist attractions here.
8. Lhuntse and Mongar :
You can reach Mongar via Bumthang. On the way, you will find the Rhododendron Garden that you just cannot miss. The Mongar Dzong is the main attraction here. If you are looking to spend some quality time in isolation with your beloved, no place can be better than Lhuntse. It is located 77 kilometres from Mongar. You can reach Lhuntse after a three-hour long drive through the twisting valley surrounded by tall cliffs covered with lush coniferous forests. The main attractions of the place are the Lhuntse Dzong, Singye Dzong, Phunying Pass and the Khoma Village renowned for weaving.
When to visit?
The best time to plan your Bhutan honeymoon trip is during spring, i.e. between March and May. During this time, the weather remains pleasant and enjoyable and the valleys come alive in the myriad colours of flowers. However, October is the ideal time for trekking and hiking activities. Also, it is the best time to see the Himalayan peaks in their full glory as the skies are clear.
Bhutan has a very interesting cuisine that is worth trying. Ema Datshi (Chillies and Cheese), Shakam Datshi (Beef and Cheese), Jasha Maroo (Spicy Chicken), Phaksha Paa (Pork with Red Chillies), Suja (Bhutanese Butter Tea) and Jaju Soup are some dishes you must try during your Bhutan honeymoon trip.
You can search for the amazing Bhutan honeymoon package at the SOTC website and pick out the best suitable package for your tour. Pack your bags and fly off to Bhutan with your beloved to spark a memorable and romantic affair!