Beautiful Bhutan

Sep 04, 2013, 15:37 PM IST
Buddhist monks-Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan
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Buddhist monks-Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan

Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten is a splendid example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions. Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan
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Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten is a splendid example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions. Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, situated on the banks of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Image Courtesy Tan Yilmaz.
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Punakha Dzong, situated on the banks of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Image Courtesy Tan Yilmaz.

Hiking or horse riding are the only two ways to reach the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). Image Courtesy Jason Craig D'Souza.
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Hiking or horse riding are the only two ways to reach the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). Image Courtesy Jason Craig D'Souza.

Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, can be seen at the Upper Motithang Zoo in Thimphu. Image Courtesy Jason Craig D'Souza
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Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, can be seen at the Upper Motithang Zoo in Thimphu. Image Courtesy Jason Craig D'Souza

A Buddhist monastery and fortress on the western bank of the Wang Chu, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong hosts many colourful tsechu festivit- Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan
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A Buddhist monastery and fortress on the western bank of the Wang Chu, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong hosts many colourful tsechu festivit- Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan

The Bhutan Gate which divides India and Bhutan- Image Courtesy- Linda De Volder
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The Bhutan Gate which divides India and Bhutan- Image Courtesy- Linda De Volder

The warm, friendly and peace-loving children of Bhutan- Image Courtesy- Jason Craig D'Souza
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The warm, friendly and peace-loving children of Bhutan- Image Courtesy- Jason Craig D'Souza

The stunning Paro valley will leave you awestruck. Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan
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The stunning Paro valley will leave you awestruck. Image Courtesy Tourism Council of Bhutan