The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan offers a plethora of immersive experiences for tourists. There are many tours that are customized for culture lovers, history enthusiasts, adventure lovers, pilgrims, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and leisure-seeking tourists.
Here’s a list of some of the best tours and activity options for every type of traveller:
Punakha Dzong is arguably the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan
1. Cultural Tours
Cultural tours are designed to give you a hands-on experience of Bhutanese life. These tours introduce visitors to many unique aspects of Bhutanese history and rich culture. Visits include trips to 17th century Dzongs (fortresses), religious dance festivals, pilgrimage sites, museums, fascinating excursions to villages and monasteries, and local sightseeing, which offers an insight into the distinct culture, age old traditions, and lifestyle of the local people.
Best time to visit: March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn)
Textiles in Bhutan represent a rich and complex repository of a unique art form.
2. Textile and Handicraft Tours
These tours involve visits to the textile museums, Institute of Arts and Crafts, handicraft emporiums, and excursion trips to villages in Eastern Bhutan. You can see women folks weaving a tapestry of textiles. Bhutanese textiles are renowned for their distinctive patterns.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to November