Thimphu Tourism

Breathe the clean mountain air as you see Thimphu's spectacular monasteries and cityscape!

Thimphu is famous for

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Mountains

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Monasteries

Review and Ratings (10)

Read 10 Thimphu reviews with average rating of 4.3/5
Vijay Potluri

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Capital for Gross National Happiness

Lovely place to see and stay.

World's first carbon negative country's capital, really clear physically, culturally, environmentally and people also so nice and soothing and kind hearted many things to see in and around Thimphu.

Buddha point, many monastery's every moment you can enjoy.

That's Thimphu, Bhutan

Anurag Dikshit

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10 reviews

In the land of thunder dragon

It was a nice view of Mount Everest during flight from Kolkata to Paro international airport. A very clean and well disciplined country with excellent gross happiness index. They claim their happiness to their spiritual inclination and love for nature and mankind. A pure Buddhist state with ancient Buddhist temples and latest world biggest Buddha bronze statue. The monarchy is loved by its people as it is pro democracy. No horn are blown as a commitment to prevent noise pollution and as a gestures towards environment preservation at large. Very beautiful landscapes and fresh water river add tranquillity and beauty to this place.

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Getting to Thimphu

Transit

Transit time: 5hrs from major cities

Cost ₹5,550 per person

Thimphu Overview

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. It has a population of around 80,000 people and is also referred to as the land of the dragon. The city has kept its culture and tradition well preserved. The city made little development until it was declared the capital in 1961 by the then king of Bhutan.

It is located on the Wang Chu River and has many places of historical importance. The seat of the government is the Tashichoedzong, which is a fortress monastery dating back to the 13th century. The official residence of the king is nearby the fortress. Thimphu hosts a big festival at the end of the summer season and is a big draw for tourists.

Like the rest of the country, there are various monasteries to explore in the region. Apart from that, the place has many hiking and walking trails. It has recently undergone some development and some new buildings have come up in the area, but they too have been built in the traditional style.

Thimphu is the political and economic centre of the country. Agriculture is the main occupation here and it accounts for 45% of the economy. The king’s residence is located in the city along with the house of Parliament and other government buildings.

Prior to 1960, the city was comprised of various hamlets spread across the region which included the Motithang and the Changangkhanga among others. Norzin Lam is the city’s main area and it has lots of shops and hotels.