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5 Ways Visiting Bhutan Can Be Even Cheaper Than Travelling Across India!

5 Ways Visiting Bhutan Can Be Even Cheaper Than Travelling Across India! wikimedia

Who doesn't want to go on a foreign trip but the catch with taking such trips is the fact that they set you back financially. Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a beautiful country, not too far away from some major Indian cities. Here's how you can realize you foreign trip dream without spending too much money.

5 Ways Visiting Bhutan Can Be Even Cheaper Than Travelling Across India!:

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1. Live in Haa valley

Live in Haa valley
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The name 'Haa' is indicative of the hidden nature of the place and rightly so. A blanket of peace shrouds the stretch of the valley and makes it a perfect place to reflect upon oneself. The ecosystem is delicate and people believe in being self-sufficient and living the basic life. If you're tired of seeing humans, you can go to the Torsa Strict Nature Reserve, where there are absolutely zero human inhabitants.
HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay says, "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."

2. Fall in love with Thimphu

Fall in love with Thimphu
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The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a center for Buddhist culture and is a peaceful little city growing at an alarming rate. Oscillating between embracing development and preserving its heritage, the city is also perfect to experience some of the best delicacies that Bhutan has to offer. An unmissable place here is the Tashichho Dzong with its gold-leaf roofs and spectacular architecture.
HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay says, "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."

3. Visit an archery range

Visit an archery range
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Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and hugely popular among the kids and other citizens alike. The popularity of archery can be guaged by the fact that archery tournaments and institutions have started playing an important role in attracting tourists from all over the world. Finding an archery range hsouldn't be a task as most villages have one and one could spot children practicing the craft. 

4. Learn about the local culture at the National Library of Bhutan

Learn about the local culture at the National Library of Bhutan
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Located in the Kawajangtsa area of Thimphu, the National Library of Bhutan is a treasure trove for anyone interestind in knowing the history and culture of this country. The library is also situated by the Folk Heritage Museum and the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Arts and Crafts) and covering all three places should give you a fair idea of Bhutan, its people and their ways. 
HolidayIQ reviewer Marisha says, "The people were very friendly and helpful. Travellers should do the trek up to Tiger's Nest. It's beautiful but you have to be mentally prepared as it is a long hike of about 2 hours both ways. "

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5. Take a walk along the Paro Chhu

Take a walk along the Paro Chhu
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The Paro Chhu threads through Western Bhutan and gives nourishment to a large area. An important city of Bhutan, Paro, is also situated by this river along with numerous significant monasteries. The lower Paro Chhu, which is a stretch of about 7 kms is considered a fantastic place to try out kayaking for beginners. Nyamai Zam is the famous bridge that's situated by the Paro Dzong and looks like it's borrowed from a monk's dreams.
HolidayIQ reviewer Marisha says, "We went on a weeks road trip to Bhutan from Assam. The drive up from Thimphu to Paro was beautiful with the river running alongside the hills. Paro is a beautiful little town with colourful shops and eateries built in classic Bhutanese architecture. If you're looking for a relaxed and peaceful holiday, this is the place to be."

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