Bhutan – Is a Visit to This Expensive Country Really Worth It?

Nancy B. Alston

Bhutan is home to splendid scenes, delightful religious groups, some incredible extravagant lodgings and a calm peaceful environment. Wedged amongst India and China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, and masked in the significant valleys of the eastern Himalaya, Bhutan values a reputation for being a little paradise on earth. The country has turned out to be more guests in the late years with the introduction of advanced innovations, bistros, and Wi-Fi. However, there is a catch of visiting Bhutan. You cannot visit it like any other destinations. If you are looking for Bhutan tour packages from Mumbai, you will find that your search will be very bleak as to book a tour packages to Bhutan, you will have to get it done through the tour administrators in Bhutan. There is also a mandatory fee of $250 per day visitors have to pay, which works out to about INR 17,000, A hefty amount for a single day! All that being said, if you are all pumped about a trip to Bhutan in the near future, here is what you need to know.

Time your trip during the festive seasons

When you are paying $250 dollars per day to any Government, you should definitely try to make the best of your trip! Squeeze out every opportunity to make your visit an unending affair of interesting things to do. Festivals in Bhutan are by and large a presentation of delightful moving works of art and the nearby Bhutanese in their best traditional dress. Certain festivals, for instance, Paro Tsechu attract a huge crowd. For a more comfortable undertaking, you can consider heading off to the less clearly comprehended festivals. There are also smaller festivals that happen at different times of the year which draws the consideration of individuals from everywhere.

Look out for the peak seasons

April, October, and November are for the most part the peak time frame in Bhutan. If you are thinking about passing by Bhutan in the midst of these particular months, you should book your air tickets and hotels no less than a couple of months before the date you set for your excursion as you will face problems trying to book a ticket or even getting a decent room of your choice.

Consider a homestay

This is likely a more authentic approach as opposed to staying in inns. While there are comfortable 3-star hotels in Bhutan which come with all the necessary facilities, that is something you can experience anywhere. If you are comfortable with it, there is nothing better than a homestay in Bhutan. Having a homestay will give you a direct involvement in the everyday lives of Bhutanese family. Regardless, be cautioned that most families will not have a hot shower, central heating or Wi-fi.

So yes, a visit to Bhutan may not be the most luxurious trip and with the $250 per day tag hanging on it you may think why not take the holiday packages in India and visit parts in Northeast India where some parts share similar traits and lifestyle, but trust me, Bhutan as a country is different altogether and they are a proud bunch of people when it comes to their culture and one of the most kindhearted race of people you will find on the face of the Earth, mainly owing to its religious teachings and upbringing.

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