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    Happy kids smiling in the valleys of Bhutan

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    If your soul craves indulgence, plan a Bhutan trip now. Tagged as one of the world’s happiest country, Bhutan has loads to offer to its dwellers, as well as to its tourists. Come autumn, and the beauty of the country increases ten-fold.

    Spellbinding landscapes, cheerful natives, Dzong architecture, lively festivals and peaceful monasteries – October-November sights of all these attractions are best described as surreal. Check out some captivating images that give you plenty reasons to visit Bhutan in autumn, months of October and November that is!

    1. Jambay Lhakhang Drup

    Fire dancing during Jambay Lhakhang Drup festival in Bhutan

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    One of the major festivals in Bhutan, known for its ritualistic naked fire dancing takes place in autumn.
    2015 Dates: 27th to 31st October

    2. Tiger’s Nest

    Tiger’s Nest Monastery which is just hanging at the edge of a cliff in Bhutan is extraordinary in autumn season

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    The most scenic religious site in Bhutan looks extraordinary in autumn.

    3. Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong is the most spectacular Bhutanese fortress and looks spectacular during autumn

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    A visit to the spectacular Bhutanese fortress with imposing architecture in autumn will take you through a beautiful world of beauty and colors.

    4. Mount Jomolhari

    Mount Jomolhari - the highest peak in Bhutan is open for treks during autumn

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    The untainted peak, which is also the highest in Bhutan, mesmerizes with its range of colors in October and November. Soak in the romantic views of the partially snow-covered Mt Jomolhari this autumn.

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    5. Samtse and Sarpang rice fields

    Golden rice fields in Bhutan at the time of harvesting in autumn season

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    The golden colored fields are absolutely glorious just when they are ready to be harvested.

    6. Thimphu Tshechu

    A monk dancer in Thimpu Tsechu – A festival with only monk performers

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    The colorful festival of monks takes place in Thimphu, Wangdue Phodrang, Gangte, Bumthang, District Gasa, Ura, Jakar, among many more during October and November.

    7. Phobjikha Valley

    Exotic black-neck cranes at Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan

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    Black-necked cranes flock here towards the end of autumn, every year. During November, Phobjikha Valley is paradise for exotic bird-lovers as well as photographers.
    PS: Don’t miss out Black Necked Crane Festival in Gangte, Wangdue Phodrang on November 12.

    8. Buddha Dordenma

    The imposing beauty of Buddha Dordenma in Bhutan during autumn season

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    The understated autumn compliments the bronze and gold statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, exceptionally.

    9. Motithang Takin Preserve

    Family of Takin in Motithang Preserve during autumn season

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    The maximum number of sightings of Takin, the glorious national animal of Bhutan, are during autumn season at the preserve.

    Enough reasons, right? So buckle up and plan an autumn trip to Bhutan.

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