Monday, 11 January 2016

Complete Tourist Guide for Bhutan Festival Tours

View of Thimphu city from BuddhaPoint
View of Thimphu City
The festivals (Tsechus) in Bhutan draw hundreds of Bhutan-origin people in a spirit of festivity, reverence, celebration and blessing. These festivals are thus regarded as one of the best ways to delve deep into the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. Not just this, the Bhutan Festivals that encompass graceful performances by monks in elaborate and colourful costumes, bring sheer blessings to the onlookers. As well as the masked dances, sword dances performed by them instruct the onlookers about the Buddhist Dharma. So, if you are craving for a holiday for a long time and searching for a mystical and beautiful place, then Bhutan is surely an apt destination for you.

Every year Bhutan Festival Tours are organized which guide the tourists to explore the varied festivals and celebrations held in Bhutan. Therefore, to visit the said place at times of festivals, you can keep track with such tours. But before this, you need to ensure how you will reach to Bhutan.

The Way to Bhutan

Until the early 1960’s, Bhutan remained to cut off from the other regions of the world. Hence, getting to Bhutan was not that easy. But the carefully planned economic development made this place easily accessible by a wide network of roads and airports. So, if you are concerned about How to Get to Bhutan, you may consider the following options:

Travel by Land

Tourists, who prefer to travel by land, will have the option to travel from any of the three land borders, viz. Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar. The travel time to reach to Thimpu (the capital city) differs with the land borders. It would approximately take almost 6 hours, 10 hours and minimum 3 days by travelling through Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar respectively.

Travel by Air

Various flights are available for destinations, such as Mumbai, Bangkok, Guwahati, Delhi, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kolkata, Kathmandu and Singapore. Coordinating with a trusted Bhutan Travel Agency will make your air passage easy and comfortable. Normally, the air packages are quite pocket-friendly. So, you can choose the one that fits your budget and time constraints.

Docket of Festivals

Each year Bhutan celebrates a number of festivals. Hence, you must keep abreast with the various festivals to make sure your knowledge about the festivals is up to the mark before going to Bhutan. Some of the festivals are:

  • Hungla Dance Festival             
  • Wangdue Tshechu
  • Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)               
  • Thimphu Drubchen        
  • Masutaki Mushroom Festival
  • Black Necked Crane Festival
  • Punakha Tshechu
  • Gangtey Tshechu           
  • Haa Summer Festival               
  • Paro Tshechu
  • Pemagatshel Tshechu
  • Thimphu Tshechu          
  • Jakar Tshechu                
  • Chhukha Tshechu          
  • Thangbi Mani                 
  • Trashigang Tshechu
  • Prakhar Duchhoed         
  • Mongar Tshechu            
  • Nalakhar Tshechu          
  • Druk Wangyel Tshechu            
  • Trongsa Tshechu           
  • Lhuentse Tshechu   

So, make sure that your Tour Package to Bhutan consists of facilities for exploring the major festivals, such as the ones mentioned above.

It is the right time now to pack your bags and get set to reach to Bhutan for enjoying the mystical beauty, never-ever seen hospitality & culture and last but not the least, the colourful, vibrant festivals.