Neighboring Bhutan

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The Kingdom of Bhutan has been made easily accessible since the inception of the international airport at Paro, located 65 km away from the capital city of Bhutan. Direct flights are available from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, and Kathmandu ensuring tourists to drop in. On a flight between Kathmandu and Bhutan, a clear weather permits flyers to have a glimpse at the top four out of five mountain peaks in the world namely Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. The nearest airport at India is at Bagdogra, close to Siligiri. A road travel amidst the tea gardens to Bhutan is appealing.

Thimpu, the capital city is the largest town in Bhutan located at an altitude of 2320 m. It is about 90 min drive from Paro. The tourist attraction spots are the palace, the Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum. The Handicrafts and the traditional Bhutanese dress appeals to the visitors. Majority of the residents are Buddhists and monasteries are widely available. Wildlife lovers are interested to visit the Jigme Dorji National Park and Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, the two largest national parks in Bhutan. Bhutan being an extremely peaceful destination has turned out as an ideal vacation spot for honeymoon crowd.

Tourists when visiting a new place are always inclined to purchase something unique as a token of memory of their visit to this destination. Bhutanese textiles are adored being found only at few selective places across the world. The religious paintings of the Bhutanese offer an excellent room decoration item. The local sculptors are known for making clay statues of Buddha as majority of the residents are Buddhists. The other unique purchases by visitors are Paper Making, Wood Carving, Sword Making, Boot Making, Bamboo Craft, Bow and Arrow making. The Traditional Bhutanese gold and silver jewelry is very attractive to tourists. A trip to Bhutan is a high budget trip and hence preferred by the upper strata of society.

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