Honeymooners are looking for new and unexplored places nowadays to make their honeymoon trip special and unforgettable. Newlyweds usually search a budget-friendly destination where they can maximize the fun at affordable prices.
There is a notion regarding foreign destinations that you have to spend a lot on exploring them. But, we would like to clear your misconception by discussing a less explored yet beautiful foreign destination – Bhutan.
Bhutan is popularly known as the land of thunder dragon with alluring landscapes, ancient temples and glorious fortresses. The rich culture of Bhutan coupled with less crowded tourist places provides perfect surroundings to love birds. This will be a different experience for you and your spouse!
A country where people’s gross national happiness matters than the gross national income will surely help in kindling your happiness and romance. So, let’s know how you can plan the honeymoon in an average budget to Bhutan.
How to Reach Bhutan?
By Air: You can take international flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Mumbai to Bhutan. There is only one international airport in Bhutan namely Paro International Airport.
The flights to this airport are expensive as compared to others, and you have to book them prior 3-4 months from your tour. So, it is advisable to fly to Bagdogra Airport from where Bhutan is just a 4 hours’ drive away. You can book a taxi from the airport.
By Car/Bus: Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu are the three land borders open for all the world tourists to enter Bhutan. So, you can easily opt for private taxis or other local transportations like the bus to reach Bhutan by road.
By Train: There is no direct train route to reach Bhutan. People traveling from India can take trains to New Alipurduar, Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri Station, and Hasimara. You can book cab/taxi to reach Bhutan from these stations.
Most Budget-Friendly Way: You can opt for the railway then the roadways to reach Bhutan in a minimum amount. Apart from it, you can also book Bhutan honeymoon package which will cover your travel and accommodation in a hassle-free manner.
Where to Stay in Bhutan:
Stay options in Bhutan are increasing since tourism is flourishing in the country. You can find hotel options for every budget from Phuentsholing to the capital city of Thimpu. Apart from it, you can also choose homestay options for an enriched experience.
For an average stay, you will have to spend around INR 10,000 to 15,000 during the peak season and try to book your stay in advance to avoid last minute issues.
If you are not sure about which stay will be best for you then, you can also go for Bhutan honeymoon packages as they are planned by travel experts.
The best thing is that the Bhutanese currency namely Ngultrum is equivalent to the Indian rupee. You can also use the Indian notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 in Bhutan. But, 500 and 2000 notes will not work there.
Best places for honeymooners in Bhutan:
Now, let’s plan to make your honeymoon in Bhutan the most special trip of your life. We are listing the best couple places of Bhutan where you will surely feel loved with your soul mate! So, let’s just immerse in this beautiful feeling and know about these places.
To understand the rich culture of Bhutan, you must visit Paro Valley which holds a special place in the history of this country. The scenic valley surrounded by pine forests with pleasant weather is all that you need to ignite your love.
Your honeymoon won’t be fun-filled without visiting the capital city of Bhutan. Yes, you can’t miss Thimpu. Being the largest city, it offers newlyweds endless opportunities for having fun.
From the colorful markets to quirky shops and from the amazing museums to gigantic Buddha statue you have a lot to explore in Thimpu. Some of the most popular attractions are Tashichho Dzong (Budhhist Fortress), Dechen Phodrang (Palace of great bliss), Cheri Monastery and Budhha Dordenma Statue.
Being the religious hub of Bhutan, Bumthang comprises lots of ancient shrines. You can explore significant temples like Kujre Lhakhang, Ngang Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong with your partner.
If you are an adventure lover then, you can enjoy lots of treks here. Participate in the unique celebrations of Bumthang to know more about the golden traditions of Bhutan. The story behind the burning lake will leave you in amazement for hours!
Situated on the confluence of two famous rivers Mo and Pho, Punakha is a charming valley with the historically significant Punakha Dzong.
It was home to a precious relic along with being the capital of Bhutan in olden times. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations for honeymooners in Bhutan. Visit the place during Punakha Tshechu and Drubchen for full fledge enjoyment.
Add new village of Trongsa into your bucket list of the best places to visit in Bhutan. View the majestic forts and lend your ears to the long-lived tales of Wangchuck kings.
See the old age relics at Ta Dzong museum. The breath-taking views of the mountainous backdrop will be perfect for your honeymoon photos!
So, all is set for your perfect budget-friendly honeymoon in Bhutan. You have just to think about your partner by leaving all your worries! The cultural treasures and the natural charms of Bhutan are waiting for you!