Tourist destinations around the world less affected by Corona : 4 . Thimphu

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Location: Bhutan

Destination type : Leisure Destination

Thimphu, the beautiful capital of Bhutan is situated in the valley of Thimphu river.Bhutan is famous for its Buddhist sites, nature, forest conservation and gross nature conservation. . Its a carbon negative country and ideal place to regain health and inner peace.

History of  Thimphu

  1.  Ugyen Wangchuck became the first King of Bhutan in 1885
  2. The fourth king, who had established the National Assembly in 1953,
  3. The fourth king devolved all executive powers to a council of ministers elected by the people in 1998
  4. Thimphu was established as capital in 1955
  5. Thimphu and Bhitan was opened for tourism activities in 1974

Activities for tourists at Thimphu

  1. Visit Memoriel Chorten
  2. Visit Changlimitithang archery ground
  3. Visit Cloch Tower square
  4. Walk through Motithang Takin Preserve 
  5. Meditate near  Buddha Dordenma

How to reach there


Paro International airport 48 kms away is the nearest airport. It has flights to destinations like:

  1. Delhi
  2. Kolkotta
  3. Bangkok
  4. Mumbai
  5. Kathmandu
  6. Guwahati etc

Currently the services are suspended. You have check the updates when you plan to travel.


The spring months March to May is the best time to visit Thimphu

Season Average temperature
Winter ( December to February) -2.6°C to 14°C
Summer season (June to August) 13°C to 25°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Jigme Dorji National Park ( 39 kms away)
  2. Paro ( 51kms away)
  3. Punakha ( 85kms away)
  4. Wangdue Phodrang (70kms away)
  5. Trongsa (193kms away)
  6. Phobjika Valley (135kms away)

Some hotels in Thimphu with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Bhutan Silverpine

Khamsum Inn

Hotel Shantideva Bhutan

Gakyil Thimphu

Hotel Golden Roots


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