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10 Romantic Retreats in Bhutan: The Perfect Honeymoon Spot

Published: 12 Jan, 2023By

If you are planning your Honeymoon destination to Bhutan, we assure you that you are on right track. Bhutan, a nation in the lap of the Himalayas, is a popular and great choice for honeymoon vacations since it promotes a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Visitors who fancy a nice and clean atmosphere, mountain ranges, rivers, diverse flora and fauna, tourist attractions, and a host of other objects and wonders can quench their lust for vacations.

Bhutan is very famous for its lush valleys and snow-covered mountains. With a warm cup of tea in the morning, the day ends with flickering lights on the mountain slopes and those oh-so-warm cottages!! you can lose yourself in the foggy mountains while listening to the chirpings of birds with your lover. We will cover every popular destination in Bhutan in the below article.

List of the Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Bhutan

  • Paro
  • Thimphu
  • Trongsa Village
  • Punakha
  • Bumthang
  • Haa Valley
  • Gangtey (Phobjikha)
  • Phuentsholing
  • Wangdue Phodrang
  • Lhuntse and Mongar

Also Check Out: Popular Bhutan Honeymoon Tour Packages

Paro – Experience the Tranquility of Bhutan in the Charming Valley

Paro Valley Bhutan

If you are planning to visit Bhutan then Paro International Airport must be a familiar name for you, which makes Paro one of the most well-known honeymoon destinations in Bhutan. It is literally the only main entrance to several tourist sites in this infamous valley. When it comes to a number of destinations here, we assure you that you’ll never run off places to explore with your lover. From the National Museum to the majestic Rinpung Dzong castle, the oldest Kyinchu Lhakhang temple to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It will be an unforgettable trip over winding roads of rugged and green hillsides overlooking pine forests and green rice fields. You will be able to enjoy the Bhutanese culture especially when you visit in festival seasons.

Highlights of the Place

  • The Tiger’s Nest Monastery offers the most iconic sights to visitors.
  • With the exotic airport views, Paro International Airport comes among the 10 most stunning airports worldwide.

Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn.

Also Read: Popular Tourist Attractions in Paro

Thimphu – Discover the Vibrant Culture of Bhutan

Thimphu Bhutan

The capital city of Bhutan has everything you need to explore, from sacred historical places to festivals taking place throughout the year. Chuu River is a blessing for this capital city situated in the Himalayan foothills. We would recommend exploring places like Motithang Takin Preserve, National Memorial Chorten, Dechen Phodrang, Chri Monastery, and Tango Monastery if you want to experience the pure Bhutanese culture. You should also plan your trip to coincide with events like Punakha Dromche, Gomkora, and other famous festivals there.

Highlights of the Place

  • Experience the true Bhutanese culture
  • Visit Punakga’s Dzong
  • Walking in the pristine valleys

Best Time to Visit: Round the year, depends on your preference

Also Read: Thimphu Tourism Information

Trongsa Village- Explore the Heart of Rural Bhutan

If you fancy charming, tiny, peaceful, and foggy places, Trongsa Village is to explore!! The main draw to this area is the history of 17th-century Trongsa Dzong on the mountain spurs. The historic trade route linking east and west Bhutan passes through here. Running down the alley you will find wide stone stairs to the courtyard. The breathtaking constructions and the tinge of history will take you to those ancient times of the Wangchuk Kings. This village used to be one of the most powerful districts in Bhutan, mainly because of the powers the governors held in the 19th century.

Highlights of the Place

  • The great watchtower offers the most breathtaking views.
  • Trongsa Dzong is one of the most majestic Dzong in Bhutan

Best Time to Visit: Depends on your preferences.

Also Read: TA Dzong Travel Guide

Punakha- Journey to the Cultural Heart of Bhutan 

Punakha Valley Bhutan

Punakha, being a warmer location, will be an excellent alternative for couples looking for warmer places for their honeymoon. You will be able to attend the Punakha Drubchen and Punakha Tshechu festivals if you go there during February. It is a place where two rivers named Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu meet together. Jigme Dorji National Park, the second-largest wildlife park in Bhutan shares its territory with Punakha. The park is home to many rare fauna species including red pandas and blue sheep. Punakha is a paradise for nature lovers, you will fall in love with the breathtaking scenery of mountains and rivers from the valley.

Highlights of the Place

  • Exploring a nearby Bhutanese village, Ritsa.
  • Rafting in Mo Chuu, the mother river of Bhutan.

Best Time to Visit: September to March

Also Read: Must Visit Places in Punakha

Bumthang – Discover the Serene & Spiritual Beauty of Bhutan

Bumthang - Jakar Dzong Bhutan

If you are a couple who are hiking enthusiasts, we will recommend visiting Bumthang, which possesses four valleys: Ura, Chhume, Tang, and Choker. And trust us when we say you will never run out of things to do in these mysterious black mountains! We were able to enjoy many famous places there including Jakar Dzong, Tamzhing Monastery, and Kurje Lhakhang as well as excursions to Burning Lake and White Horse Treks. This district offers some of the iconic views of Ura La Pass. apart from enjoying the sight sighting destinations in Bumthang, you should also try trekking and experiencing the most mouth-watering delicacies here.

Highlights of the Place

  • Jakar Dzong in Bumthang is known as “a castle of white birds”.
  • Wangduechhoeling Palace Museum is dedicated to preserving the creativity of architects of the bygone era.

Best Times to Visit: March, April, October, and November

Also Read: Must Visit Places in Bumthang Valley

Haa Valley- Discover the Hidden Paradise of Bhutan

Haa Valley Bhutan

Couples planning to visit Bhutan during December should put Haa Valley on top of their list mainly due to its sunny and moderately cold weather. You will be able to enjoy it better as it’s Bhutan’s second least commercialized place. This valley, also known as the “Hidden Land Rice Valley,” has a narrow floor and is blessed with the Haa Chhu river, which flows from Mt Chomolhari. This place is ideal for couples who want to spend some quiet time from their busy life with each other.

Highlights of the Place

  • The place is best known for representing the culture of the country.
  • Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo, two temples from the 7th century are nestled here.

Best Time to Visit: December to February

Also Read: Must Visit Places in Haa Valley

Gangtey (Phobjikha) – Find Your Inner Peace in the Picturesque Valley

Gangtey Valley Bhutan

Gangtey, also known as Phobjikha, is a glacial valley where you will find black-necked cranes flocking mainly during the winter. We would recommend you give us at least three days to explore this beautiful place, hiking there will be an exciting and adventurous experience and you will be able to enjoy the Crane Festival or Mask Dance festival. When driving through Rhodos and Dochula Chortens, the narrow stream passing through the marshland and dwarf bamboo groves appears ethereal, proving why this is one of Bhutan’s best honeymoon destinations. We had a good time there and watched the cranes during winter. It is a sight to behold!

Highlights of the Place

  • An exotic site of two rivers meandering.
  • The place is home to many endangered fauna species.

Best Times to Visit: March, April, October, November, and December.

Also Read: Popular Places to Visit in Western Bhutan

Phuentsholing- Explore the Unique Blend of Indian and Bhutanese Culture

Phuentsholing Bhutan

Phuentsholing is one of Bhutan’s most popular honeymoon destinations. We assure you it’s beautiful for every couple and if you prefer a clean and hygienic atmosphere this is the right place for you. You will be able to witness both Indian and Bhutanese cultures here mainly because of the proximity of towns. You will be left speechless watching and exploring the Karbandi Monastery, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Bhutan Gate, the Chukha Hydrothermal Project, and the Amo Chhu.

Highlights of the Place

  • The Bhutan Gate has become one of the most photographed sites.
  • Zangto Pelri Park will help you rejuvenate your soul.

Best Time to Visit: Anytime

Also Read: Best Places to Visit in Chukha

Wangdue Phodrang – Where Tradition and Nature Converge in Bhutan

Wangdue Phodrang Bhutan

Wangdue Phodrang, one of the most eccentric destinations in Bhutan, is rich in popular folktales of Lozeys of Shaa and Shaman cults. And who doesn’t want to explore and listen to the tales of Black Magic!? This is Pema Tsewang Tashi’s ancestral home, which has enormous emotional value for the Bhutanese people. The lush pastureland on the higher gradients provides panoramic views. You will be able to see some unique bamboo works slate and stone carvings here. Apart from those mysterious black-necked cranes, you will able to witness white-bellied herons too.

Highlights of the Place

  • It was the second capital of the country in past.
  • Diverse flora and fauna are found here.

Best Time to Visit: It is open during the autumn season.

Also Read: Best Places to Visit in Central India

Lhuntse and Mongar – Experience the Rich Culture and Natural Wonders of Bhutan

Mongar Dzong Bhutan

Mongar, yet another famous destination in Bhutan mainly for couples, is accessible from Bumthang via the scenic Himalayan pass of Thrumshing. The Mongar Dzong is the main attraction of the area, thanks to its unique and rare architecture with no special drawings. The three-hour romantic drive through the main river valley, surrounded by towering and green cliffs, will take you to Lhuntse or Lhuentse, 63 kilometers from Gangola junction. This secluded district with a tinge of rural culture will completely enchant you!

Highlights of the Place

  • The breathtaking journey from Bhumtang to Mongar.
  •  Lhuntse region is the ancestral home of the Royal Family.

Best Time to Visit: Anytime

Also Read: Best Places to Visit in Eastern Bhutan

Climate Conditions of Bhutan

Best Places to Visit in Thimphu Bhutan

If you are going to travel and you want pleasant weather, we would recommend you consider going from October to December. January and February will be colder and unbearable mainly because of the snowy Himalayans nearby. But from February to April the weather will be dry and pleasant again, you can also opt for these few months.

Beginning of May, temperatures and humidity rise, and the mountains are submerged in monsoon rains from June to September. We advise going to the Phobjikha Valley between late October and mid-February if you want to view the endangered black-necked cranes.

Bhutan is the ideal fusion of spirituality and adventurous culture. Bhutan’s festivities and natural splendor should be treasured for a lifetime. Bumthang is the place to go if you want to experience seclusion or spend quality time with your family. We’ve covered practically everything you need to know before leaving, so good luck on your journey!

Some Precautions for Travelers

Bhutan Tourism Update

  • Some petty crimes like pickpocketing and theft may occur mainly in the capital city of Bhutan. We would suggest taking some precautions like ensuring your luggage and things throughout the travel.
  • Bhutan is known for trekking and some trekking trails our situated exceeding 5,000 meters high, we would recommend getting some sickness pills in advance.
  • Road safety varies throughout the country depending upon the development of the area. In monsoon season the situation becomes horrible, we would recommend not speeding high and planning accordingly as traveling might take several hours.
  • If you are using public transport, always discuss the fares with your travel agent as the taxi drivers tend to charge higher than the actual fare because the taxis are usually not metered there.
  • Always bring your travel documents like the permit, visa, passport, and other essential cards like a driving license (if you have an international one). This is applicable to every destination and travel. You don’t want to get the ugly experience of forgetting your passport at the airport right!?

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Quick Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions:

How many days are sufficient for Bhutan honeymoon tour?

We will recommend you spend at least 6-7 days enjoying the beauty of Bhutan.

Do Indian needs to apply for a Visa to visit Bhutan?

No, Indians don’t need to get a visa to enter Bhutan. All you need to do is get a seven-day permit from border offices and you are okay.

Safety and precautions in Bhutan?

Bhutan is considered one of the safest tourist destinations. But we’ll recommend you stay alert and in the range of your travel guide.

Is Bhutan relatively more expensive than India?

For a foreigner, Bhutan is 45.5% more expensive than India.

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Disha Singh

From a very early age, she found fun in writing and as she is growing up as a young writer, she is interested in travelling and writing down facts and tales of her experience.


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