31 Most Incredible Photographs of Bhutan to fire up your wanderlust

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Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan with its stunning fortresses, monasteries, white mud walls with red shingled roof houses is indeed the Kingdom of Happiness.

There are happy faces everywhere and it is very peaceful to be in this picturesque country.

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the Spring season in the months of March, April, and May. It is during this time you will be able to catch the flowers in full bloom. The Fall season of September, October and November is also a good season to visit Bhutan.

We visited Bhutan in the last week of May and luckily we did not encounter any rains.

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Photos of Tiger’s Nest Bhutan

Irrespective of when you visit Bhutan, Bhutan will enchant you with its striking beauty. Here are 31 such awesome photos of Bhutan to inspire you to pack your bags and head for Bhutan.

Picturesquely perched on a cliffside, the Tiger Nest Monastery or as is locally known, the Paro Taktsang Lhakhang (Monastery) is not only one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage but also the most Instagrammable places in Paro, Bhutan.

The Tigers Nest trek can get exhausting but it is definitely worth the effort. If you are looking for Photos of Bhutan, you will invariably find the photograph of Tiger’s Nest in your top searches.

DETAILED PHOTO GUIDE: Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located on a cliffside in Paro, Bhutan: Read Difficulty level, tips to climb, how to reach, entry fee & MORE: Paro Taktsang: A Detailed Photo Guide for Hiking the Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Bhutan.

the Buddha Dordenma

Atop a hill in Thimphu, made of bronze, the Buddha Dordenma is the largest sitting statue of the Buddha. The locals call it the “Buddha Point”.

The Buddha Dordenma is 51.5 meters tall and has a very calm and peaceful look.

Not known to many people viewing the statue, they aren’t actually looking at one Buddha, they’re looking at 125,000 of them. Inside this Dordenma statue, there are 125,000 miniature Buddha statues ranging from 8 to 12 inches tall.

Buddha statue was built to seek his blessings for a world with peace and happiness. This directly lines up with Bhutan’s focus on the Happiness index.

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Photos of Chortens of Bhutan

Predominantly white with spires of gold, the National Memorial Chorten or as is popularly called the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan. This stupa is unlike others as it does not enshrine human remains. 

This is one of my most favorite photos of Bhutan. We didn’t really go inside this Choten given its high entry fees but this Chorten is very beautiful.

The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass on the road from Thimphu to Punakha. Built on a central hillock at the pass are 108 red-band memorial Chortens or Stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”.

The Chortens are built in three layers,

  • the first lowest level layer has forty-five Chortens,
  • the second has thirty-six and
  • the top layer has twenty-seven built around the main Chorten.

Photos Dzongs of Bhutan

Known as “fortress of the glorious religion”, Tashichho Dzong, or popularly known as Thimphu Dzong, is an impressive structure that houses the Bhutanese government and stands on the right side of the Wangchu River (Thimphu) (Source).

Built between 1637 and 1638, Punakha Dzong takes pride as the second oldest and also the second-largest Dzong in the country.

Built-in 1644, Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the district of Paro. The full name of Paro Dzong is Rinpung Dzong which means the fortress of the ‘heap of jewels.’

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On popular dates of travel such as during Fall, Spring & festival time, flight tickets & Good Hotels tend to get fully reserved 3-4 months prior.

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Punakha Dzong

Instead of having the normal two Docheys or courtyards like the rest of the Dzongs, Punakha Dzong is somewhat unique in that it features three Docheys.

The northern yard is where all the administrative functions take place and have a large white Stupa and a Bodhi tree.

The National Library of Bhutan

The National Library of Bhutan was established with the aim of collecting and preserving ancient Bhutanese Literature on religion, cultural, history & social traditions.

For tourists, it is of interest mainly for its dzong-like traditional architecture.

This library also houses the world’s largest published book – a 2m-tall coffee-table tome called “Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom.”

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Photos of Prayer Flags in Bhutan

Prayer flags are omnipresent in Bhutan.

Many prayer flags are made out of five colors. Each color represents the five elements:

  • Yellow is earth,
  • green is water,
  • red is fire,
  • white is air,
  • blue is space.

Very tall white prayer flags, Manidhar, are also vertical and attached to poles. They are raised on behalf of a deceased person, as a way of remembering the person who died.

It is believed that there are benefits from hoisting batches of 108 (an auspicious number) of Manidhar prayer flags. Although, hoisting one flag is just as beneficial (Source).

Photos of Chimi Lhakhang: the Fertility Temple

The Chimi Lhakhang is a Buddhist in the Punakha District of Bhutan.

Pilgrims and tourists have to trek for 20 minutes through the agricultural fields of rice and mustard to access the monastery.

The Chimi Lhakhang temple has the original wooden Phallus symbol brought by Drukpa Kunley from Tibet.

The giant phallus (a symbol of an erect penis) is used to bless women looking to conceive.

Photos of Monks in Bhutan

Photo of Takin

Bhutan’s national animal, the takin, is a muscular animal with highly developed fur.

Photo of Archery in Bhutan

Archery is both the favorite pastime and the National Game of Bhutan.

I am sure these stunning photos of Bhutan will fire up your wanderlust to visit Bhutan.

Precariously wedged between China and India, Bhutan is the only country in the world that supports a policy of “Gross National Happiness.”

The Happiness index measures the individual happiness of each citizen rather than the per capita income or any other monetary data.

You can see the bounce in our steps having spent a lovely time in Bhutan.

Map of Bhutan

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Wondering which places to visit to make the most of your money spent?

On popular dates of travel such as during Fall, Spring & festival time, flight tickets & Good Hotels tend to get fully reserved 3-4 months prior.

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You can reserve your ticket and plan your trip to Bhutan with me and relax knowing that my trusted team will take good care of a fellow wanderlust traveler. FOR DETAILS EMAIL at richa@lighttravelaction.com

Travel Requirement for visiting Bhutan

All tourists (excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian passport holders) who wish to travel to Bhutan require a visa and must book their holiday through a Bhutanese tour operator or one of their international partners.

The tour operator will take care of Visa arrangements for visitors.

In keeping with the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s policy of “High Value. Low Impact” tourism a Minimum Daily Package is required for tourists (excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian passport holders) (Source).

  • High Season Tariff For (March, April, May, September, October, and November) US$ 250 per person per night
  • Low Season Tariff For (June, July, August, December, January, and February) US$ 200 per person per night

Price Includes:

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation, (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65, This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary

Not Included:

  • Airfares and Airport Taxes
  • Visa other than Bhutan before & after
  • Beverages
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Breakfast on the day of arrival (Morning Flight)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation due to any reason (Please get insurance coverage for such expenses)

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Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan with its stunning fortresses, monasteries, white mud walls with red shingled roof houses is indeed the Kingdom of Happiness.There are happy faces everywhere and it is very peaceful to be in this picturesque country.Irrespective of when you visit Bhutan, Bhutan will enchant you with its striking beauty.Here are 31 such awesome photos of Bhutan to inspire you to pack your bags and head for Bhutan #bhutanphotos #travelinginbhutan #bhutanphotography #bhutantravel

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Paro Taktsang: A Detailed Photo Guide for Hiking the Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Bhutan

ARE YOU WANDER-LUSTED?

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If there is such a word, then there is Great news too!

I have a whole library of resources waiting for you to explore – consider it your personal travel-fuel bookshelf.

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READ, DREAM AND GO EXPLORE!

DETAILED PHOTO GUIDE: Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located on a cliffside in Paro, Bhutan: Read Difficulty level, tips to climb, how to reach, entry fee & MORE.

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