The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a beautiful and quaint city. It holds the unique combination of both traditional and modern aspects. This place is amazingly dotted with vintage monasteries, oriental architectural buildings and lined streets that merge together in the clock tower avenue where cultural programs are held. You can enjoy the day life by exploring the stunning landscapes, amazing mountains. And the nightlife in Thimphu includes the bars, nightclubs, pubs, colorful shops turn this city just like a Bridal queen. Whether an adventure junkie/ a honeymooner/ a family trip or friends hangout, Thimphu is an ideal destination in Bhutan.
When you are planning a holiday trip, few questions arise in your mind about how would you organize your trip? What are best sightseeing places to explore? How will you get the comfortable accommodations at a cheaper rate?
Here we provide the detailed information about Thimphu, which has been mentioned below:
1. How to reach?
By air: The best way to reach Thimphu is by taking a flight from the nearest Bagdogra Airport to Paro International Airport. At the airport, you will get several hired taxies to reach Thimphu.
By rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and from there, you can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Thimphu.
By road: You can visit the capital Thimphu by traveling through numerous state buses which travel from the border of Phuentsholing.
2. Best sightseeing places:
Thimphu is blessed with various eye-catching sightseeing places which will make you surely spellbound. Here we have mentioned some of the best places of Thimphu sightseeing that you should not miss while traveling to Thimphu:
- National Memorial Chorten
- The Weekend Market
- Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts
- The National Folk Heritage Museum
- Zangthoperi Lhakhang
- Simtokha Dzong
- National Library
- Traditional Medicine Institute
- Handicrafts Shops
- Craft Bazaar
- Junghi Handmade Paper Factory
- Buddha Point
3. Best nightlife places:
The nightlife of Thimphu can be considered one of the best nightlife in Bhutan. Some of the places are:
- Mojo Park
- Space 34
- Club Ace
- Om Bar
- Benez Bar
4. Best hotels to stay:
It is a quite tough task to choose the best hotels to stay with your family or friends among the various hotels in Thimphu. Here we solve your problem by mentioning the name of some of the best hotels present in Thimphu. Those are:
- Hotel Norbuling
- Khamsum Inn
- Khang Residency
- City Hotel Thimphu
- Hotel Galingkha
5. Shopping in Thimphu:
Died and gone to heaven which turns out to be a Bhutanese textile and weaving showroom. Deep gratitude to my guide’s girlfriend to bring me to such an authentic place. Noorbooz Buray & Textiles. 🙏 Silk on silk. Silk on cotton. Everyday magnificent fabrics. Imported silks. I was so overwhelmed I couldn’t make a decision. This is a good thing since I have textiles from all over the world in storage in London. 💜
During your trip to Thimphu, you should buy some souvenirs to take back with you for your friends and family members. More importantly, these special souvenirs hold the good memories and will always recall your experiences in Thimphu.
|Shops of best Souvenirs||Types of Souvenirs|
Norzin Lam Craft Stalls
|Embroidered boots, Handmade Paper|
|Wooden bowls, mala beads, printing blocks, amulets and yak tails.|
|Tarayana Rural Products
|Hand-woven scarves, bags, and nettle placemats.|
|Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre||Hand-woven textiles, ready-made garments like scarves, belts, and jackets.|
|Yarkay Central Building||Yangkha Arts and Crafts, Thangka paintings, Kelzang Handicrafts, silk bags.
|Sachok Enterprise||Sleeping bags, water purification tablets, and sunglasses|
Some tips should be kept in your mind:
- You should carry raincoat or umbrella with you during the season of May to August. As this is the time when the rainfall occurs.
- You should always carry extra money and Debit/ Credit cards with you.
- Must carry mobile power back-up to escape from draining off the mobile battery.
- It is quite obvious to carry a high-resolution camera to click the picture of nature.
- To get relief from the heat of the sun, you must carry caps and sunglasses with you.
- You should always carry your own water bottle as safe drinking water will not be available everywhere.
- You should always carry all necessary medicines and some dry fruits with you.
If you want to organize the whole trip in a much-customized fashion in a short time, then you should choose Kamakhya Bhutan. We assure you that we bring the best holiday packages at a pocket-friendly rate along with homely accommodation.