If conventional romantic getaway ideas like strolling on sandy beaches or taking a couple spa are not your thing, then think no further and consider the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragons’ as your honeymoon destination. There are a number of honeymoon places in Bhutan where the main attraction lies in the tranquil woodland walk, verdant valleys, and snow-swathed mountains. Start your mornings with a steaming cup of tea as you get lost in the misty mountains echoing with the call of the mountain birds, and the day ends with the flickering lights on the mountain gradients creating a magical ambiance.
The Best Places In Bhutan For Honeymoon
So, let’s check out the top ten places in Bhutan where you can redefine romance in the midst of pristine nature and whisk your maiden off her feet!
1. Paro Valley
Among the most popular honeymoon places in Bhutan, Paro Valley is famous for the Paro International Airport, thereby serving as the key access point to various tourist attractions. From the National Museum to the magnanimous Rinpung Dzong fortress, the oldest Kyinchu Lhakhang temple to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, you will never fall short of places to explore with your soulmate. The drive through winding roads of craggy mountains overlooking the pine groves and lush paddy fields will be memorable.
Location: Extends from Paro Chhu and Wang Chhu confluence in north-western Bhutan
Best time to visit: March, April, October and November. Plan during the mask festival (Paro Tsechu) of Rinpung Dzong.
When you have a place that remains active with different festivals throughout the year, the question – How is Bhutan for honeymoon – will seem like a fad. This capital city in the Himalayan foothills is blessed with Chuu River. From Motithang Takin Preserve to National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong to Simtoka Dzong, Dechen Phodrang to Dordenma Statue and Chri Monastery to Tango Monastery, you can experience the rawest essence of the Bhutanese culture. Plan your trip during the festivals like Gomkora, Black-necked Crane Festival, Punakha Dromche etc.
Location: 2234 meters altitude in west Bhutan
3. Trongsa Village
The quaint, small and misty Trongsa village (New Village) is one of the best honeymoon places in Bhutan. The 17th century Trongsa Dzong on the mountain spurs is the main attraction here. Through it passes the ancient trading road connecting east and west Bhutan. The fort overlooks the Mangde Chhu gorges. The view of mountains and the fort from the Ta Dzong is exquisite, so is the panorama from the Chendebji Chorten.
Location: 2200 meters altitude in central Bhutan
Is Bhutan good for honeymoon? If hiking enthusiast couples have this question, the answer will be Bumthang with its four valleys namely Ura, Chhume, Tang and Chokor. Lying in the Black Mountains, the treks to Burning Lake, White Horse Treks as well as the attractions like Jakar Dzong, Tamzhing Monastery, Jambay Lhakhang, Ngang Lhakhang, and Kurje Lhakhang will keep you busy.
Location: At an altitude of 2600 meters in north Bhutan
Best time to visit: March, April, October and November
For a honeymoon in Bhutan in February¸ Punakha being a warmer place will be a great option, especially to attend Punakha Drubchen and Punakha Tshechu festivals which are organized in February. At Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu confluence, the 17th century Punakha Dzong is the best attraction. Chimi Lhakhang surrounded by Punakha Valley and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten at the hilltop overlooking mountains and rivers will win your hearts.
Location: At an elevation of 1242 meters in north Bhutan
Best time to visit: September through March
6. Gangtey or Phobjikha
One of the romantic places in Bhutan, Gangtey or Phobjikha is a glacial valley where the black-necked cranes flock during winter. A 3-day hiking trip with your spouse to reach the Gangten Monastery will be a fun and adventurous way to reach and enjoy the Crane Festival or Mask Dance festival. The narrow stream passing through the marshland and dwarf bamboo groves look ethereal when driving through Rhodos and Dochula Chortens. Black Mountain National Park and Jigme Singye National Park are worth visiting here.
Location: Altitude of about 3000 meters in central Bhutan
Best time to visit: March, April, October, November and December
One of the well-known honeymoon places in Bhutan, Phuentsholing will please you with its clean and laid-back environment. Both Bhutanese and Indian culture is evident here because of its close vicinity with the Indian town. However, the Karbandi Monastery, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Bhutan Gate, Chukha Hydrothermal Project and the Amo Chhu will thoroughly impress you.
Location: Southern Bhutan border, besides Indian town Jaigaon
Suggested Read: 9 Soul-Satisfying Things To Do In Paro On Your Bhutan Getaway
8. Wangdue Phodrang
Enriched with popular folktales of Lozeys of Shaa and Shaman cults, Wangdue Phodrang is one of the offbeat places in Bhutan for honeymoon. You will find Pema Tsewang Tashi’s ancestral home here, which is of immense emotional value for Bhutanese people. The lush pastureland on the higher gradients offer panoramic view while in the villages, you will find bamboo works, stone and slate carvings. The elusive black-necked cranes are seen here. The Wangdue Phodrang Dzong on the hilltop overlooking the confluence of Tang Chhu and Punakha Chhu is the main attraction.
Location: At 1273 meters altitude in central Bhutan
Best time to visit: The Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is open during autumn for Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu
9. Haa Valley
If you are planning a honeymoon in Bhutan in December, Haa Valley should definitely be on your list for its sunny and moderately cold weather. Being the 2nd least populated region in Bhutan, Haa valley in the district of the same name extends from north to south. Also called “Hidden Land Rice Valley”, this valley, with a narrow floor, is blessed with the Haa Chhu flowing from Mt Chomolhari. The popular attractions that you will find here are 5-storeyed Dobji Dzong on a hilltop, the hundred-year-old Tagchu Gompa, Shekhar Drak, the Black and White temples, and Has Samarpudung.
Location: At 2670 meters altitude in west Bhutan-Tibet border
Best time to visit: December to February
10. Lhuntse and Mongar
Among the most-preferred honeymoon places in Bhutan, Mongar can be reached from Bumthang through the scenic Himalayan pass of Thrumshing lying at an altitude of 3800 meters. The 1930’s Mongar Dzong is the main attraction of the place, thanks to its unique architecture without the use of any nails or drawings. The 3-hour romantic drive through the main river valley bordered by towering cliffs will take you to Lhuntse or Lhuentse which lies at 63 kilometers distance from Gangola junction. This secluded rural district will enchant you the fullest, especially with the royal ancestral home at Kurtoe.
Location: Lhuntse lies at an elevation of 1460 meters while Mongar is situated on a 1600 meters hilltop in eastern Bhutan
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