Most of the district of Dagana is enveloped by dense forests, and its lushness can be attributed to almost 80% of it being enveloped by forest cover. It gets its name from Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong, a historical landmark which functions as a district administration today. During your trip to Bhutan, visit Dagana to explore the three stone megaliths: Sky Pillar Rock, Rock of Ancient Steps and The Frontier Sky Fortress. Other attractions of Dagana are its two monasteries, Shathong Lhakhang and Nyindukha Lhakhang. It also hosts the famous Tshechu festival.
Dagana is blessed with exquisitely beautiful landscape. Although this district is remotely located and underdeveloped, it attracts tourism on a large scale, as the atmosphere is perfect to unwind from the busy life. The terrain is quite rugged providing thrilling opportunities for adventure seekers. Having covered with thick forests all around the place attracts large variety of birds which is quite entertaining for nature lovers. In recent years, a lot of people from other regions have migrated to this place, thereby developing its cultural diversity. Tourists can get to see different types of festivals and traditions celebrated here. While in Bhutan, you should not miss visiting the beautiful monasteries and so is the case with Dagana too. Sitting atop hills, these monasteries look simply incredible from a distance, while they are equally stunning from inside having captivating wall paintings. Couple of them worth visiting are Nyindukha Lhakhang and Shathong Lhakhang.
Although Dagana is remotely located, visitors should not return unless they visit some of the popular tourist sites, as they are associated with some interesting historical stories. Visiting with the locals will help in knowing more about these stories. Some of the must visit sites are Do Namkhai Kaw (Sky Pllar Rock), Do Kepai Goenthoe (The rock of ancient steps). Do Rangthan (Stone Mill), Do Pata Chapsa (sword of rock), Do Dung Chen, Dungchen Menchu, Daga Dzong, Pokhari Tsho. Not only this, visitors should definitely try the local delicacies while on the go as they are surely going to satisfy their taste buds and shopaholics should not miss buying the woollen garments as a souvenir from this beautiful place. Staying in a five star hotel becomes a dream at such remote places; however there cannot be a much relaxing experience but to stay in the cosy and comfortable lodges. With such amazing things to do, Dagana becomes a perfect package for a village tour during the Bhutan visit.
Adorned with rich flora and stunning landscape, Dagana makes for a year-round destination. The summers and monsoons are perfect to relish the verdant greenery whereas, the winters are ideal for sightseeing in the daytime.
The beautiful and remote Dagana enjoy decent road connectivity with Thimphu via Babesa-Thimphu Expressway, and Thimphu-Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang-Tsirang Highway. The duration of the journey between Thimphu and Dagana is long, however, it is a comfortable drive.
Following are the quick important links to access all the essential information of Bhutan.