Thimphu Tourism

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

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Tango Buddhist Institute

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19th Feb 18

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Buddha Dordenma

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Vijai Misra

Vijai Misra5.0/5

30 reviews

Nature at it's best

Bhutan has a forest cover of 71%, which may be one of the highest in the world . The country is known for its gross national happiness index a measure of happiness of the people of the country. It is endowed with rivers directly from the glaciers and abundant flora and fauna . People are simple and very helping . A place worth visiting for nature lovers.

Vijay Potluri

Vijay Potluri5.0/5

104 reviews

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

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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.

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Thimphu Chorten (National Memorial Chorten), Thimphu

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Thejasvi Bhat

Thimphu Chorten (National Memorial Chorten), Thimphu
Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu

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Thejasvi Bhat

Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu
Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu

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Thejasvi Bhat

Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu

Getting to Thimphu


Transit time: 3 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 5,000 per person

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